Shafer: New York Times Journalists Are Groveling to Their Readers. That’s Pathetic.


On Monday night, I came home to find a letter from New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas Kristof in my daily delivery of bills, magazines, catalogs and reader hate mail.

Printed on his Times stationery and addressed to “Dear Times subscriber,” the note began with a lie: “Look, I’m not a marketer,” Kristof wrote, as he marketed the devil out of me for 350 words, thanking me for subscribing to the Times so that he and his colleagues can cover the world.

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