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"New York Times" / Scandal / Kurtz, Mnookin Interview #729577

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 28, 2003
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with "Washington Post" reporter Howard Kurtz & "Newsweek"'s Seth Mnookin† about the scandal at the "New York Times." [From Washington, KURTZ - says the larger issue in the case of reporter Rick Bragg is whether the newspaper reader is being mislead because unseen minions {stringers & interns} to do the scut work for star reporters; restates people are angry at the "caste system" at the "Times"; reiterates it comes down to a matter of trust & credibility at the "Times" & other newspapers.] [In studio, MNOOKIN - says the reporters at the "New York Times" were upset over Bragg's characterization of how reporting is done; comments on the resentment over a perceived star system at the "Times"; states it is now "pretty messy" at the "Times".]

Brown, Aaron

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