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Strike Three? Bronner is violating the Times’ ethics code — again

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By agreeing to speak at the Islamophobic Clarion Fund’s 92nd Street Y event on November 7 beside neoconservative Richard Perle and uber-hawk John Bolton, Ethan Bronner is explicitly violating New York Times ethical guidelines. After I published my report about Bronner’s unethical business arrangement with a right-wing Israeli public relations firm, the Times‘ Standards Editor Phil Corbett sent out a memo to the entire Times staff reminding them about the paper’s guidelines for speaking engagements. A staffer leaked the memo to Gawker. It included the following stipulations, which Bronner is clearly violating:

Speaking fees are generally not allowed from companies, lobbying groups or other sources that might raise questions about our impartiality.

— Even if an engagement does not involve a fee, we should avoid situations that would create an appearance of favoritism or suggest too close a relationship between a Times journalist and the people or institutions we cover.

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Quite a stretch Max.

He is appearing on a panel, regarded as the liberal on the panel, prospectively to confront and balance misrepresentation by the further right on the panel.

from memo:

“Even if an engagement does not involve a fee, we should avoid situations that would create an appearance of favoritism or suggest too close a relationship between a Times journalist and the people or institutions we cover.”

And the bloody New York Times commercials keep repeating how you get news that is accurate. I have boycotted the NYT’s ever since they allowed Judy “I was fucking right” Miller to spew WMD lies from their front pages. Judy ‘s lies just whizzed by the editors.

That paper is covered with the Iraqi peoples blood

give em hell max

Isn’t this more like strike twenty-three? Can we stop pretending like Bronner will ever get fired by the NYT?