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Dean Baquet: NY Times Failed Readers After 9/11

In a wide-ranging interview with Der Spiegel, The New York Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet admitted that the paper failed the American public after 9/11. Baquet was asked if he agreed with James Risen’s suggestion that the media as a whole failed to adequately report on the events surrouding the attacks. “Yes, absolutely,” said Baquet. “The mainstream press was not aggressive enough after 9/11, was not aggressive enough in asking questions about a decision to go to war in Iraq, was not aggresive enough in asking the hard questions about the War on Terror.
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