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New York Times Snowden

Michael Calderone

NYT Editor: Media Failed After 9/11, Hopes Next Snowden Comes To Them | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.23.2015 | Media

NEW YORK -- New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said in a revealing interview published Friday that he "absolutely" agreed with Times reporter...

NY Times Editor Admits Major Regret

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 06.09.2014 | Media

New York Times editor Dean Baquet recently said that Edward Snowden's revelations last year have made him re-think national security reporting and the...

NY Times Editor Defends Snowden Stories

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 12.16.2013 | Media

New York Times editor Jill Abramson defended the media's handling of the Edward Snowden leaks in an interview on the BBC on Tuesday night. Speaking...

Jason Linkins

David Brooks Is Pretty Sure That Cynicism Is The Real Threat To Our Nation | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

David Brooks has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in an "atomized" society; it's pretty much the only insight he brings to the table. His fellow New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has really only got one thing to say about the world, and that is that we live in a "hyperconnected" society. Maybe if we put them in a room together, they would both wink out of existence, leaving us with Gail Collins, I guess. Naturally, David Brooks has sized up the whole Edward Snowden/NSA data mining story with his "have hammer, nails everywhere" approach to the world. At bottom, however, is the assertion that the real grave threat America faces is cynicism. Brooks seems to ignore the things that could only instill those feelings of cynicism, because there is no other rational way to respond to them.