Danielle Rhoades Ha, a spokeswoman for the paper, told the Associated Press that the publication of improperly redacted documents was a “production error.” The paper eventually removed and republished the documents with the identities properly redacted.The NYTimes Leaks Sensitive Information in an Epic Fail
A media firestorm was set off by sloppy reporting from the New York Times and their suggestion that there was actually ‘evidence’ when it was a letter alleging that ‘evidence exists.’An email from New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s staff • Ripping the New York Times for running a story that claimed the governor had knowledge of the bridge closings that have sullied his administration in recent weeks. The “evidence” line is a reference to a phrasing change that happened after the story published, matching language used by former Christie staffer David Wildstein’s lawyer.
The assistant to this state rep called my friend back and said, ‘We’d like to hire him, but we Google every potential employee, and the first thing that came up when we searched for Maxwell was a mug shot for a drug arrest.’ I know what I did was wrong, and I understand the punishment. But these Web sites are punishing me, and because I don’t have the money it would take to get my photo off them all, there is nothing I can do about it.College student Maxwell Birnbaum • Discussing his arrest for possession of ecstasy, and subsequent blackballing by a selection of mugshot websites through Google. If Birnbaum wants his mugshot to go offline, he’ll have to pay hundreds of dollars per site to remove it. The New York Times has a great piece on the issue—caused by sites like JustMugshots, which take content from police websites and repost it on their own—and the damage it causes people who have been arrested, even after their records have been cleared. Read to the end. Reporter David Segal seriously got some great results on this piece.