The Corner

NYT Must Revisit Annenberg

In my new piece, “Founding Brothers,” I present evidence of a possible cover-up of Bill Ayers’ role in choosing Obama to lead the Chicago Annenberg Challenge. In particular, we now have evidence that former CAC head, Ken Rolling, may have hidden information on the Obama-Ayers link from New York Times reporter, Sam Dillon. Here is the article that came out of Dillon’s conversations with Rolling.

And here is a question: Given my publication of new evidence that Rolling may have misled Dillon and The New York Times about the Obama-Ayers link, will Dillon and/or the Times now revisit the issue and press Rolling, Chapman, Hallett, Ayers, and Obama for the full truth? Again, we now have concrete evidence that a Times source may not have been fully forthcoming. Doesn’t this obligate the New York Times to revisit the story?  Shouldn’t other papers pursue the matter as well?

Stanley Kurtz — Stanley Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

Most Popular


Monday Links

The Guy Who Makes the World’s Best Paper Airplanes. The Theater That Shakespeare Stole. The Invention of the Baby Carrot Phrases commonly used today which are derived from obsolete technologies. This device was used to resuscitate canaries in coal mines. The Surprisingly Complex Design of the ... Read More

Richard Pipes, Historian of Totalitarianism

‘My subject is the Russian Revolution, arguably the most important event of the twentieth century. It is my considered judgment that, had it not been for the Russian Revolution, there would very likely have been no National Socialism; probably no Second World War and no decolonization; and certainly no Cold ... Read More

School Shootings and the Incentives of Violence

Today’s Morning Jolt discusses school shootings and the common difficulties of the teenage years, and I thought of another aspect that I forgot to include -- the degree to which our society, in its reaction to violence, inadvertently rewards that violence. Every teenager wants attention, to be recognized, to ... Read More
NR Marketing

Down the Home Stretch

Our Spring 2018 Webathon winds up this week. El jefe, Mr. Lowry, makes the case, wonderfully, for your participating, even at this final stage. In case you need some visual inspiration, we’ll use this horse race image from the novel Ben Hur (you'll remember the 1959 movie version starred the late NR ... Read More