March 11, 2009

WE CAN'T EVEN SEE THAT JOB LOOKING DOWN FROM OUR TOWER:

NYT's Baquet defends handling of Freeman (Michgael Calderone, 3/12/09, Politico)

[O]ne outlet that didn’t weigh in until last night was the New York Times.

Dean Baquet, the Times Washington bureau chief, told POLITICO that there had been “a relentless effort to get coverage for Freeman and his issues," but the paper had to make choices with how to best use resources and personnel.

“The main reason we haven’t covered it until something happened is that this is not high enough a job for us to cover relentlessly with all the things going on Washington,” Baquet added.


They had room on their front page today for a murder trial and a story about smartphones, but they couldn't cover the dysfunction in a new presidency as an appointee went down in flames?

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Posted by Orrin Judd at March 11, 2009 5:10 PM
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