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Re: Scandal Watch: New York Times

Gawker has a reply from the New York Times regarding this earlier Media Blog post on Michael Yon basically saying the Times is lying about the circumstances surrounding the “escape” of their reporter David Rohde earlier this year from the Taliban in Afghanistan:

UPDATE: A Times’ spokeswoman responds simply by quoting the epilogue to Rohde’s series, in which he wrote, “My family and the New York Times paid no ransom. The Times has decided not to make public its efforts to secure our release because details could endanger correspondents and others working in the region.”

That leaves out quite of few folks who might have paid the ransom, however.


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