A New York Times front page story from Monday by veteran James Risen about mineral riches in Afghanistan has quickly become a story about how The New York Times deals with criticism.
Critics questioned the news-worthiness and the timing of the story. For some, the article explained the American effort in Afghanistan too much, Read More
In case you were wondering what Nicholas Kristof thinks about the subpoena of his New York Times colleague James Risen earlier this week, he’s against it. He blogged this morning:
During the Bush administration, the issue came up several times, and there were hot disputes about whether news organizations should have revealed Read More
While others debate whether bloggers — even those who traffic in questionably obtained electonics — deserve the same protections as journalists, Times reporter James Risen has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury about the anonymous sources for his book, State of War: The Secret History of the C.I.A. and the Read More
New York Times reporter James Risen has been issued a subpoena and will be asked to reveal a source from his book, "State of War," before a federal grand jury on Feb. 7, Mr. Risen’s lawyer told the Times this morning.
His lawyer said that Mr. Risen will be asked to reveal a Read More
James Risen’s book hits the shelves in the wake of his bombshell New York Times story about the Bush administration’s secret and probably illegal surveillance operations. But State of War is much more than an elaboration of that scoop: It’s a cornucopia of scoops about all sorts of intelligence deceptions, mishaps and scandals-in-waiting, each Read More
New York Times editors published reporter James Risen’s December account of National Security Agency wiretapping without having seen the manuscript of Mr. Risen’s book on the same subject, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the events.
Ever since the appearance of Mr. Risen’s Dec. 16 piece, co-written with Eric Lichtblau, rumor and speculation have Read More
On Tuesday, Jan. 3, New York Times reporter James Risen’s book, State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration, arrived in bookstores.
Usually when a reporter’s book hits the shelves, it’s an occasion to congratulate him for his coverage, and his paper for printing the stories on which the book Read More
In late August of 2002, David Sanger, White House correspondent for The New York Times, found himself in the far west wing of the West Wing: at President George W. Bush’s ranch in Crawford, Tex.
There, in what must have been a fairly routine meeting with then–National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, he was told in Read More
Since last fall, when Czech officials first told reporters-and, according to published reports, members of the Bush administration-about a meeting between Sept. 11 hijacker Mohamed Atta and an Iraqi agent in the Czech Republic, New York Times Op-Ed columnist William Safire has been on a one-man mission to link the hand of Saddam Hussein to Read More