Friday, October 23, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Hearsay Reporting at The New York Times?

October 19, 2019 --

In the October 12 New York Times reporter Katie Rogers wrote that former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch, "offered a scathing assessment of the Trump administration's approach top foreign policy," testifying at a "closed-door" hearing on Capitol. Problem is, the dateline for the article was Lake Charles. Louisiana, and Ms. Rogers was reporting President Trump's rally in Lake Charles. Who gave her the information?

Meanwhile, the Times, in an editorial, October 12, quoted former head of the Government Ethics Office Walter Shaub, in an anti-Trump context, without telling readers that he had been appointed by President to run the office and resigned, after the blasting President Trump, and joined the left-wing Campaign Legal Center. See Kimberly A. Strassel's article mentioning Mr. Shaub, in The Wall Street Journal, October 12-13. "Whistleblowers and the Real Deep State."

The Strassel article was adapted from her book, "Resistance (at All Costs): How Trump Haters Are Breaking America."

The mindset in the following Strassel observation certainly seems to apply to Mr. Shaub: "The bureaucratic resistance has used its power to delay and undermine Trump proposals, leak government information, gin up controversies to run Trump cabinet heads out of Washington--and now provide an excuse for impeachment."