I recently reported about a comment I made in the Comments section on the NY Times article “Pardon Snowden” See http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/15/opinion/pardon-edward-snowden.html?_r=0
My recent blog post describing my comments and what happened at the NY Times was as follows:
Then the NY Times removed my comments and those of the people who had replied to my comments.”
I complained to the Public Editor of the NY Times. No response.
Trying to understand what happened, I looked up on Wikipedia the profile of NY Times Editor Dean Baquet. Here’s what I found to my surprise:“In 2006, ABC News reported that Baquet had killed a story about NSA wiretaps of Americans. Commenting on Baquet’s role in suppressing the NSA story, constitutional lawyer Glenn Greenwald said of Baquet “…Dean Baquet does have a really disturbing history of practicing this form of journalism that is incredibly subservient to the American national security state, and if his past record and his past actions and statements are anything to go by, I think it signals that the New York Times is going to continue to descend downward into this sort of journalism that is very neutered and far too close to the very political factions that it’s supposed to exercise oversight over.”“ See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dean_Baquet