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Appearance of a Conflict



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Andres Martinez, a former editorial writer for the New York Times, weighs in on the Times’ deal with Carlos Slim, including this shocking behind-the-curtains scene:

I should say this is an unaccustomed position for me. As an editorial writer at the Times and as editorial-page editor at the Los Angeles Times, I often found myself defending Big Business against a roomful of reflexively anti-corporate journalists. And, further bolstering my credentials as a capitalist apologist, my father was an executive for a large Mexican bottling company. But this is a bridge too far.



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