The New York Times' coverage of President Trump is the subject of a new documentary series called "The Fourth Estate" in which viewers get a behind-the-scenes look at Times journalists investigating and reporting the biggest stories of the administration's first year. Washington bureau chief Elisabeth Bumiller described what she and her team of reporters faced in the past year. "It's hard because you often hear the exact opposite thing from very senior people at the White House in the same hour. You've got to balance out what is true and what is not. It's just a – it's a much bigger reporting challenge," Bumiller said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said they let cameras into their "modern newsroom" so the public "would understand that we're human beings, that we have a mission, that we make mistakes. But that we work extremely hard, that we're not biased." "I just thought that the days when we would not allow people to see that process … [Read more...] about “The Fourth Estate”: Inside the New York Times’ coverage of Trump
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Home Daily News Jeff Sessions says judges must have 'read… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted February 27, 2018, 11:23 am CST Attorney General Jeff Sessions/Shutterstock.com. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday criticized a federal appeals court decision protecting gay workers and blasted federal judges who are issuing nationwide injunctions that are blocking Trump administration policies. Sessions said an en banc federal appeals court reversed the court’s own precedent when it ruled Monday that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects workers from discrimination based on sexual orientation, the National Law Journal reports. The Justice Department had told the New York-based 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that Title VII doesn’t protect workers from sexual-orientation discrimination. “We believe we’re on the right principle there,” Sessions said Tuesday in remarks to the National Association of Attorneys General. … [Read more...] about Jeff Sessions says judges must have ‘read the New York Times’ before decision on gay workers
[JURIST] Former Alaska Governor and 2008 Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Tuesday filed notice [text, PDF] of her intention to appeal the dismissal of her defamation suit against the New York Times [corporate website]. Palin filed suit in June, alleging that the paper defamed her [complaint, PDF] when it published an op-ed [text] that linked a political advertisement [text] circulated by Palin's PAC to the 2011 shooting of Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords. The ad was criticized for identifying vulnerable house districts, including Giffords', by superimposing rifle-style crosshairs over a map. Earlier claims that tied the Tucson shooter to Palin's ad were later proven to be false [Washington Post backgrounder]. Palin cited numerous instances [materials] in which the Times itself published pieces acknowledging the lack of a connection. The Times moved to dismiss the suit in July, arguing that Palin failed to demonstrate "actual malice," as required by the … [Read more...] about Palin appeals dismissal of defamation suit against the New York Times
Boies Schiller Flexner partner David Boies says he would never have signed a contract with an investigative agency had he known of the tactics it used in an effort to stop the New York Times and other journalists from publishing a story about Harvey Weinstein.But ethics experts are raising questions about Boies’ decision to sign the contract even as his law firm represented the New York Times in unrelated matters, report the New York Times, Slate, NBC and the Atlantic. Another issue, the experts say, is whether Boies should have known of the agency’s conduct so he could take remedial action to stop its questionable behavior.The New York Times has ended its relationship with Boies Schiller and says it considers the dual roles to be “intolerable conduct, a grave betrayal of trust, and a breach of the basic professional standards that all lawyers are required to observe.”Boies appears to be arguing that he believed the contract was simply for fact gathering, … [Read more...] about Did David Boies push ethical boundaries with dual role for Weinstein and the New York Times?
Taking aim at the growing threat posed by cyber-attacks to the financial services industry, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) has proposed a first-of-its kind, far-reaching, rigorous cybersecurity framework that could become the national standard.DFS is accepting comments on these proposed rules (“Proposed Regulations”), which are expected to become effective January 1, 2017. The public comment period ends November 14.Many robust cybersecurity programs may not be sufficient to meet these new rules as proposed. Accordingly, organizations that would be subject to these regulations, even those with rigorous cybersecurity programs, need plans for compliance. The FAQs below will help organizations develop such plans.Who would be subject to the Proposed Regulations?As is the case with many data privacy and security regulations, some organizations will be directly subject to the regulations, while others will be affected … [Read more...] about Getting Prepared for the New York Department of Financial Services’ Proposed Cybersecurity Regulations