New York Times And Obama: Paper Back In White House's Good Graces

07/16/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

"A Democratic White House cares much more what The New York Times says," said Vanity Fair's Todd S. Purdum, who previously covered the White House for the Times. For many staffers in a Democratic White House, he continued, "The New York Times has been the true north of mainstream journalism."

Several Times reporters and editors, in interviews with POLITICO, described a significant departure from the Bush years, with the Obama team both aggressively reaching out to them and paying closer attention to their copy.

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