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Il morbo di Sulzberger Jr

Arthur Sulzberger Jr, il proprietario della maggioranza delle azioni del NYT, è notoriamente una specie di re Mida al contrario, visto che normalmente trasforma in materia decisamente meno nobile dell'oro quello che tocca. Bene: secondo questa ricostruzione di "The New Republic" sembra che la decisione di appoggiare con un endorsement HRC sia tutta farina del suo sacco. Un'altra impresa non male, non c'è che dire.

According to Times sources, the paper almost didn't back Clinton. The divisions within the Gray Lady's editorial board mirrored the deep divide that has split Democrats in this tightly contested campaign. The 20-member board had initially leaned toward Obama, Times sources say. But in January, after the board had debated the endorsement in two separate sessions, Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. decided to favor Clinton. Times editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal, declining to comment on the internal debate, acknowledged that the vote was a difficult one. "It was a really hard one, no question about it," Rosenthal told me. "We talked about this within our board for hours. It was a very lively, interesting discussion. Several members of the board said it was the best discussion they've had."

The New Republic

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