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Eliot Spitzer's Prostitution Ring Story Kept New York Times Metro Desk Working Late

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The New York times has just broken the news of Eliot Spitzer's involvement in the prostitution ring Emperors Club VIP. The New York Observer reports on the late night editors and reporters put in at the NYT Metro desk last night. An excerpt:

A team of New York Times metro and investigation reporters and editors have been working since yesterday afternoon to break the story of Eliot Spitzer's alleged involvement with a prostitution ring, according to a newsroom source.

According to our source, editors and reporters, led mostly by Mr. Sexton and Ms. Giordano, were shuffling in and out of conference rooms and repeatedly calling field reporters deep into the night. It was especially rare for Mr. Sexton and Ms. Giordano to be in the office on a weekend night, with Mr. Sexton only "rarely" making appearences on Sunday nights, the source said.

This memo, sent by metro editor, Peter Khoury, was just sent out as well: "Obviously, we're going to have much late news, thanks to the governor. So we really need you to file all nonrelated stories as early as possible. It's going to be a long night...."

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