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  •  yes, relaxing and entirely british+NYT thought (3+ / 0-)
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    Brit, MKSinSA, KenBee

    That is food was local, if fresh wild salmon from Alaska can be called local, but the recipes used were all echt British.  Same cookery writer actually, Jane Grigson.

    And then he let me read him the comments I liked best. Even the thread jackery one.


    I was curious about the authors of the article,  as van Natta wrote the9/2010 article. I knew Michael Wolff of RVdeMurdoch fame had called him the nyt's enforcer.

    V. N's wiki page is curiously anti-Natta and pro-Murdoch

    On September 5 2010, The New York Times published the results of a six months investigation led by Don Van Natta Jr into alleged malpractice at the News of the World, a British newspaper owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. The News of the World dismissed the allegations as unsubstantiated and said "the investigation was tainted by a vested interest in the outcome". They also accused The New York Times of flawed reporting and of being motivated by commercial rivalry. In a letter to the Times' Public Editor Arthur Brisbane, The News of the World cited seven breaches of The New York Times' own ethical guidelines on accuracy, use of anonymous sources, bias, impartiality, honest treatment of competitors, reader benefit and conflict of interest. They also questioned the professional detachment of Mr Van Natta Jr. who they claimed had sent a Twitter message linking to personal attack on News Corp owner Rupert Murdoch alongside a message which read: "The Last Great Newspaper War". In a blog post following publication of the News of the World story, media commentator Michael Wolff characterised Van Natta Jr. as a Times's "enforcer" and "insider, loyalist and gun". In his column, Mr Brisbane broadly supported the Times' reporting but conceded that it relied heavily on anonymous sources and that presentation of the story and gratuitous references to Mr Murdoch could leave room for suspicions of a "hidden agenda".

    "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

    by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 05:05:23 AM PDT

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