New York Times Pays Right Wing Activist for Access to Anti-Clinton Research
In today’s story of grossly unethical journalistic practices, the New York Times announced yesterday that they made a deal with a disreputable Republican activist with a long history of errors and distortions to grant them access to his anti-Clinton research.
Speaking to anonymous sources, Politico’s Dylan Byers reported on Monday that the Washington Post had not entered into its own agreement with the author.
Byers also reported that the Times’ move to cut a deal with Schweizer “raised a few eyebrows in that paper’s newsroom.”
I’ll bet it did.
Fox News made a similar deal with Peter Schweizer, but it’s expected of them. It’s appalling to see one of the world’s foremost media organizations grubbing in the dirt right along with Fox. This isn’t about publishing negative stories about Hillary Clinton; that’s expected. It’s about a serious ethical problem.
Media Matters put together an article on Clinton Cash Author Peter Schweizer’s Long History of Errors, Retractions, and Questionable Sourcing. Check it out to see how grotesque this deal by the New York Times really is.