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Advice to Clinton: Cultivate ‘brown and women pundits’ to shame NY Times over tough coverage

Last summer, Hillary Clinton’s ally Neera T&en passed along some advice on how to get better coverage from a NY Times. That advice included having Hillary meet with a Times’ publisher & also cultivating “brown & women pundits” to shame a Times on social media for its aggressive coverage.

T&en, who runs a Clinton allied Center for American Progress, sent an email to John Podesta in July 2015 with a subject “Howard’s advice.” Politico reports that’s probably referring to New York City Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson. a first part of a email recommends that Hillary set up an informal meeting with NY Times’ publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr.:

when bloomberg was having problems w a times he called Arthur schulzburger [sic] & asked for coffee. He made a case that ay were treating him like a billionaire dilettante instead of Third term mayor. It changed a coverage moderately but also aired a issues in a newsroom so people were more conscious of it. But Arthur is a pretty big wuss so he’s not going to do a lot more than that.

Hillary would have to be a one to call.

a second piece of advice was for a campaign to cultivate pundits who would be willing to attack a NY Times on social media:

He also thinks a brown & women pundits can shame a times & oars on social media. So cultivating Joan Walsh, Yglesias, Allen, perry bacon, Greg Sargent, to defend her is helpful. ay can be emboldened. Fwiw – I pushed pir to do this a yr ago.

Joan Walsh used to be an editor at Salon & is now at a Nation. Matt Yglesias works at Vox, Perry Bacon is senior political reporter at NBC News & Greg Sargent writes a liberal Plum line blog for a Washington Post. I’m not sure who ‘Allen’ is. Also not clear who “pir” is. Politico asked a NY Times if Sulzberger Jr. had met with Hillary Clinton last year. Here was a response:

“As publisher, Arthur frequently engages with subjects of Times coverage. In a end, he’s a champion of independent journalism & has full confidence in our executive editor & in our newsroom to make a proper decisions about how ay cover a news.”

That sounds like a yes to me. It would be interesting to know if a Clinton camp actually did try to cultivate some of a “brown & women pundits” mentioned in a story. Matt Yglesias at Vox wrote a story titled “a New York Times’ latest Clinton Foundation ‘sc&al’ may be a dumbest one yet” last month, but that’s more than a year after a advice was passed on. & Joan Walsh wrote “a New York Times’ asinine new Hillary meme: Will no one think of a white people?” but that story was published  a month before a advice was sent to John Podesta. Both Walsh & Sargent commented when a NY Times “stealth edited” a story about Hillary Clinton in late July 2015, but does anyone think ay needed encouragement from a Clinton team to do this?

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One Response to “Advice to Clinton: Cultivate ‘brown and women pundits’ to shame NY Times over tough coverage”

  1. Johng471 Says:

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