Five New York Times reporters collaborated on a summary and fact-check of the speech Donald Trump delivered today, which was a lengthy attack on Hillary Clinton. The fact-check included this bullet point:
• Peter Schweizer, the author of “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich,” which Mr. Trump repeatedly referred to, is a well-known conservative author who is a senior editor-at-large at Breitbart News and is affiliated with the conservative Hoover Institution.
Sorry, that's all we get regarding Schweizer and his book. There's no mention of the Times's deal to gain early access to material in the book, which the paper's Amy Chozick announced with great fanfare more than a year ago:
But “Clinton Cash” is potentially more unsettling, both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book.
I guess the Times is embarrassed to acknowledge that it aligned itself with an author whose work is now fodder for the campaign attacks of a bunco artist and conspiracy-monger. Maybe there'll be a tiny correction in the paper a few days from now.
Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog