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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

'NYT' Reporter Forwards Mo Dowd Column to CIA Source

UPDATE #2 (Wednesday)  NYT public editor Art Brisbane (still on the scene until Friday) weighs in on the incident, saying "two boundaries" were broken.  Times continues to down play.

UPDATE   NYT just issued statement calling reporter's action a "mistake" and not consistent with their standards.

Earlier: Judicial Watch has obtained emails showing that ace NYT national security reporter Mark Mazzetti (left) sent an advance copy of Maureen Dowd's August 7 column on upcoming film on bin Laden raid (by Hurt Locker director Kathryn Bigelow) to a CIA spokesman.    Mazzetti wrote, "this didn’t come from me….and please delete after you read. See, nothing to worry about.” The NYT so far is downplaying the incident.

The film was pushed back to December after protests that it might help Obama too much before the election. Other emails seem to show extra efforts by the CIA and White House to assist the film project, over some others, since it's coming from an Oscar winner.

The raid is back in the news due to controversy over un-approved book by former Navy Seal--which, in other news today, had its publication moved up a week to early September with 575,000 in its first printing. 

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