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Why Frank Rich Left The New York Times (VIDEO)


First Posted: 07/08/11 04:48 PM ET Updated: 09/07/11 06:12 AM ET

NEW YORK - Previously on The Backstory, Frank Rich spoke about this week's New York magazine cover story "Obama's Original Sin" and why he's been disappointed with the president over Wall Street accountability and gay marriage.

But let's go back a minute: How did Rich end up writing for New York in the first place? For part two, Rich talks about giving up his influential, weekly perch at the New York Times, his home the past three decades, and why he still considers it "the strongest paper out there." In the next clip, Rich talks about the future of the Times -- an existential question at the heart of the recent documentary about the paper, "Page One."

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Although Rich tweeted his cover story this week, the columnist hasn't been quick to jump into the social media fray. Will he start using Twitter more in his new gig?

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