It comes as no surprise to AofA'ers that the New York Times would cover up disgusting, dirty, dangerous, threatening actions to protect advertisers and their almighty dollars. As a woman and dedicated martial artist, it makes me furious to read that the Times THE GRAY LADY would throw all women under the bus of ad revenue. As an autism Mom, it surprises me not a whit. They protect pharma even more vociferously in that they publish article after article (press release after press release) extolling the safe magic of vaccination while slamming the door on injury, side effects and death. Imagine if the Times had columnists and industry insiders proclaiming that sexual harassment and assault - outright assault - not only never happened, but the women who dare to accuse men of such mythical crimes are crazy, ignorant, hysterical, have an axe to grind and worse. We know this world because we live it, yes?
WHERE are the reporters who are ready to say, "I was told to cover up vaccine injury and the autism link." There was a WSJ reporter many years ago who told us as much, quietly. Where is the man or woman with courage? The autism/vaccine injury story is really a tale of vicious misogyny.
The former Times Editor "pushed back" against the accusation made by a female former reporter and The Wrap founder Sharon Waxman. Sour grapes? Could be. But really, what does she have to gain except copious amounts of grief? Remember, the boys club must not be disturbed. Right Poul Thorsen? Right Paul Offit? Right Tom Insel? Right Richard Pan?
I wonder if Ms. Waxman would listen to our stories now, knowing that her former paper will protect it's source (of income) at all costs?
A former New York Times reporter claims the paper ordered up a story in 2004 about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual misconduct — but then “stripped” it of any reference to the accusations after being pressured by him to do so.
“After intense pressure from Weinstein … the story was gutted,” Sharon Waxman wrote Sunday in an article for The Wrap, a site she founded in 2009.
“I was told at the time that Weinstein had visited the newsroom in person to make his displeasure known,” Waxman added. “I knew he was a major advertiser in the Times, and that he was a powerful person overall.”
The Times did not return a request for comment Sunday night.
And the response:
Jonathan Landman, a former high-ranking New York Times editor, pushed back Monday against The Wrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman’s claim that the Times spiked her reporting 13 years ago on allegations of sexual misconduct involving Harvey Weinstein following pressure from the Hollywood mogul.