January 2, 2005

Nixonian Echoes

WHILE MANY MAY THINK that the major malfunction of the New York Times is that it is stuck on stupid, I've come to believe that it is merely stuck on Nixon. Case in point is current Executive editor Bill Keller's statement in Behind the Eavesdropping Story, a Loud Silence. Keller claims he can't reveal, not his sources but his thinking by stating: "There is really no way to have a full discussion of the back story without talking about when and how we knew what we knew, and we can't do that."

Am I the only one in the world that hears echoing within that statement the question "What did the President know and when did he know it?" No? I didn't think so. And do we all remember what the answer to that question wrought? Keller should.

Posted by Vanderleun at January 2, 2005 10:11 AM
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