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The son of Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr, AG Sulzberger, is the author of this masterpiece of hard-hitting journalism.
So the son of the NYT's publisher was tasked to write a ridiculously solicitous article regurgitating the former Vice President's propaganda for daddy's paper.
That's troubling for a number of reasons. Paunch's daddy (I'm taking liberties with the family's naming conventions), after all, was the guy who delayed a story reporting Cheney's illegal wiretap program for over a year--up until the time James Risen threatened to scoop the NYT with his book. And, at precisely the same time Pinch Sulzberger was bowing to Cheney's request not to expose the illegal wiretap program, Sulzberger was actively shielding Scooter Libby's perjury in the name of reporter privilege. From October 2004--just before the Presidential election--until late 2005, Daddy Sulzberger was helping Cheney hide two incidences of egregious law-breaking.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see Paunch taking up the family trade, then, protecting Dick Cheney?