New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on Monday addressed criticisms that the newspaper did not adequately cover advice columnist E. Jean Carroll’s allegation that President Trump raped her, conceding that the paper was “overly cautious.”
The Times covered the accusation, which appears in Carroll’s forthcoming book “What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal,” in its Books section.
The article goes on to state the following:
In explaining the decision, Baquet wrote that during its investigations into sexual misconduct claims against film producer Harvey Weinstein and former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, the paper developed loose guidance around such allegations that included only publishing them if corroborating sources would go on the record.
Our Top Editor Revisits How We Handled E. Jean Carroll’s Allegations Against Trump – The New York Times https://t.co/e09r5RRhCX
— Claude Taylor (@TrueFactsStated) June 24, 2019
Dean Baquet on why the New York Times waited two days to run a print story — in the *books section* — about a prominent author accusing the president of the United States of rape: “We were overly cautious.” https://t.co/ug1or51jMr
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) June 24, 2019
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