Bill Kristol, the failed NYT experiment, cont'dNovember 11, 2008 11:23 AM EST ››› ERIC BOEHLERT
CJR looks at the damage being done to journalism by allowing political operatives, who often display a casual regard for facts, to portray themselves as journalists. At the top of the list is the Times' Kristol.
Nicholas Kristof and William Kristol both write regular columns about politics and policy for the New York Times op-ed page. But one is a journalist (Kristof) and the other is a political operative who last summer was listed by a Council on Foreign Relations report as an informal part of John McCain's foreign-policy brain trust (Kristol). The latter, writing once a week since January, has had five published corrections for errors of fact in his column; the former, writing twice a week in that same period has had no published corrections.