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Fresh update on "the new york times" discussed on Advice Line
"In the minority in Washington is also in the money. Republicans are reporting a campaign cash surge during the first quarter of this year. House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy, raking in a record $27.1 million, and GOP whip Steve Scalise raised 7.1 million with McCarthy and Scully's has helped the National Republican Congressional Committee. The campaign arm brought in $33.7 million. Experts call it a massive haul for a non election year with issues GOP leaders can message and campaign against, such as the situation at the border, trillions of dollars in new spending and a crackdown on traditional energy in favor of going green Republicans. Sources predict money will continue to flow to their campaign committees, watches Mike Emanuel at the Capitol President Biden met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Monday to lobby for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Many parts of which Republicans charge of nothing to do with infrastructure. Iran threatening retaliation is it blames Israel for an attack on a nuclear site? Early Sunday morning, the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility went dark, intelligence officials told The New York Times. A large explosion destroyed the internal independent power supply to thousands of underground centrifuges. Iranian leadership is blaming Israel for the incident that reportedly set the Islamic republic back nine months calling the attack and act of nuclear terrorism. This black Came just hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced live on state television that Natanz was starting to use new advanced technology to speed up the enrichment process, a violation of the 2015 nuclear deal. The attack now threatens to derail ongoing talks that started in Vienna last week aimed at reviving that agreement boxes Trey Yingst in the Middle East bureau, The Wall Street Journal reports the Taliban is backed out of peace talks. Scheduled to start later this week in Turkey ahead of a May 1st deadline for the withdrawal of U. S forces from Afghanistan. Jack.
New York City group retrofits apartments without displacing residents
"To me. New york city's climate goals tens of thousands of existing apartment. Buildings need to be retrofitted with new energy efficient technologies but it can be disruptive to make these improvements while people are living inside. Ryan cassidy is with the nonprofit riseborough community partnership which owns and manages affordable housing developments in the city. He says conducting deep retrofits can be done without displacing residents. We don't have to do all that work in the inside of the building we can do it from the outside at an aging apartment complex in brooklyn. His group is replacing old age. Fax systems with officiant air source heat pumps and they're moving as much of the infrastructure as possible to the exterior of the building. So we're putting condensers on the roof and running refrigerant line sets down the outside of the building. Then they're covering those lines with a new highly insulated building facade. He says this project need not be a one-off. These buildings are pretty standard. New york city buildings. They're all between three and five stories. Walk up brick exterior so a pretty large swath of buildings would fall into that category so he hopes it can serve as a model for other building owners in the
Fresh update on "the new york times" discussed on John Batchelor
"Sources predict money will continue to flow to their campaign committee, which is Mike Emanuel at the Capitol President Biden met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers Monday to lobby for his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan. Many parts of which Republicans charge of nothing to do with infrastructure. Iran threatening retaliation is it blames Israel for an attack on a nuclear site? Early Sunday morning, the Iranian Natanz nuclear facility went dark, intelligence officials told The New York Times. A large explosion destroyed the internal independent power supply to thousands of underground centrifuges. Iranian leadership is blaming Israel for the incident that reportedly set the Islamic republic back nine months, calling the attack and act of nuclear terrorism. This blackout. Came just hours after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced live on state television that Natanz was starting to use new advanced technology to speed up the enrichment process, a violation of the 2015 nuclear deal. The attack now threatens to derail ongoing talks that started in Vienna last week aimed at reviving that agreement, Alexis Trey Yingst in the Middle East bureau, The Wall Street Journal reports the Taliban is backed out of peace talks. Scheduled to start later this week in Turkey ahead of the May 1st deadline for the withdrawal of U S forces from Afghanistan. I'm Jack Callahan, This is Fox.
How To Think Like a Breadwinner with Jennifer Barrett
"We are excited for conversation today. With jennifer barrett's jennifer is a long time financial journalist and she has written for publications like the new york times Wall street journal money as well as newsweek. She is she's prolific as she seemingly everywhere. She's hosted popular personal finance video. Course on mutiny. Talk on the importance of wealth-building she's also appeared on many tv shows as well and as impressive as all that is she also has a new book that just came out That's titled think like a breadwinner which is all about empowering women who want to earn more money so this is going to be a helpful episode for everybody but especially for the working woman so jennifer. Thank you for joining us on the podcast today. Thanks so much for having excited to be here. I really love your podcast. Thanks jennifer and we're glad to have you here with us. And matt we were talking with jennifer before we began the show and jennifer mentioned that she loved crappier. So yeah. we're we're drinking a banana cream pie style. Bureau the show right now while we what we have this combo but matinee. We always drink a craft beer on our episodes. Because it's something that we love is something that we splurge on also being intentional and trying to save well for the future so we want to know from you. What's your craft beer equivalent. Oh it is craft beer. I love it is one one exact same thing. Yes i was just thinking that we could spend an entire episode is geeking out on beers. I am total beer geek. In fact i am looking. I'm not drinking just yet today. But i just splurge on a four pack of mckellar limited series. Yes very good and brewed with beer. Love them we're also very close to which my gosh dangerous because you're in brooklyn urging walking distance from other half and they have some amazing beers. I probably don't need to tell you. I was just thinking they have on called banana pandemic which you might like as part of their pastry series anyway. It's very easy to drop twenty twenty five dollars on a four pack to ease. It's worse than four beers
Fresh update on "the new york times" discussed on The Guy Benson Show
"So The New York Times reached out to some of these players. Quote requests for comment from Mr Thompson and other NBA players went Unanswered. Are you surprised? I think the MBA is desperate. For American journalists not to ask any questions about this. Right. On one hand, there is genocide and ethnic cleansing happening, and these companies are Actively supportive of the ethnic cleansing in the genocide in the forced labor in the concentration camps. They've they've set it to stir up patriotic fervor among their customers in China, and they've got American faces selling those brands athletes. The same athletes will kneel during the U. S anthem and talk about this and how rotten things are here and how America needs all these reforms. Will there be any serious questions asked of any of these people. Mean LeBron makes himself basically the spokesman for all of this. Will anyone ask him about this? I think the MBA is hoping and praying. The answer is no. The Times reports. The MBA has powerful reasons to keep quiet on China, and they run through some of the relevant history. In a recent interview, the commissioner of the MBA, Adam Silver, Said that the league's partnership with China was quote complicated. But that doesn't mean we don't speak up about what we see as you know things in China that are inconsistent with our values and quote that was silver in a recent interview. So it's very complicated. The MBA explains, but well, when we see something that's not in alignment with our values that we trumpet for the world to hear on certain things here at home. Well, we're gonna We're not gonna hesitate to speak up. That's what the commissioner says. Here's the next line in the story of The New York Times. Spokesman for the league, declined to comment for this article. Surprise surprise. An absolute Group of frauds when it comes to human rights, social justice any of it If they can't stand up to a regime actually carrying out genocide, according to the Biden administration. Why should we take them seriously? When they talk about any of the flaws here at home. Because it's all about money one way or the other. Turning a blind eye and zipping their mouth shut. On one hand. And talking is loudly and endlessly as possible. On the other hand, When it's trash talking America or criticizing America. That's a green light. With red China. Let's think about that more of a red light. Please don't ask the question. Next question. No comment. Our moral bettors. In the NBA. Take a break..
Amazon Wins The Union Battle
"Is not yet finished but remember that big union drive among amazon workers in alabama so far with half. The ballots counted the union drive. Looks like it's going down to defeat by at least a two one margin quoting the new york times. The incomplete tally puts amazon on the cusp of defeating the most serious organized labor threat in the company's history in a high profile campaign since the fall of the retail wholesale and department store union aimed to establish the first union at an amazon warehouse in the united states. The result will have major implications not only amazon but also for organized labor and its allies. Union said there were three thousand. Two hundred and fifteen ballots cast from fifty five percent of the five thousand eight hundred and five eligible voters at the warehouse in the closely watched election. The union must get support from more than half of the votes cast to prevail. The ballots were being counted in random order in the national labor relations. Board office in birmingham alabama and the process was broadcast via zoom to more than two hundred journalists lawyers and other observers and quote and just as i went in to record this. I got a notification on my phone that indicates that the final tally is not yet official but most outlets are calling it. Seventy one percent of the warehouse workers voted against joining a union. So the union has gone down to
Fresh update on "the new york times" discussed on Todd Schnitt
"So I cleanse, do you Another Virginia police officer, has lost his job over an incident that involved the U. S. Army officer Police officer from the town of Windsor, Virginia, is fired for his involvement in a nighttime traffic stop at a gas station in which a U. S. Army officer was pepper sprayed by the cops who also drew their firearms. Fired officer's name is Joe Gutierrez. He and his partners say the driver Army second Lieutenant Karin is R. E O was trying to elude them. This Oreos attorney says that isn't true that he was trying to find a well lit area. Now he's suing the officers. The incident was recorded by police body cameras. Kevin Brown. Fox News Treasure Department is reporting the federal government's budget deficit is searched on all time high of 1.7 trillion For the first six months of this budget year. Iran is blaming Israel for what it's labeling an attack on a nuclear facility. Iran is calling an incident over the weekend at the Natanz uranium enrichment plant. Act of sabotage. Intelligence officials told The New York Times that a large explosion destroyed the internal independent power supply to thousands of underground centrifuges. Just hours prior to the event, Natanz started to enrich uranium using new advanced technology that allows the enrichment process to be done faster. Officials believe the attack may have said Iran back nine months. If confirmed, it would be one of the most significant blows to the Islamic Republic's nuclear program in recent history. Fox is trying angst in the Middle East bureau. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said this afternoon. The U. S had nothing to do with the incident. Uber is looking for drivers, The company says it's facing record demand for rise and meal delivery is covert vaccinations exceed three a million per day. In the U. S. Last week, the company announced $250 million in sign up bonuses and other perks to lure more drivers because demand now exceeds the supply of drivers on call. I'm Lee Scylla, Sarah and this is Fox News. You're staying Connected continues with 1061 FM talk. It was an EF zero tornado that touched down in eastern McDowell County this past Saturday night. The National Weather Service confirmed today that the twister set down in the dice Orville area around 8 11 PM, with estimated peak winds of 80, MPH and the path traveling just over a half mile long it uprooted trees and also destroyed several sheds and barns. But thankfully there were no fatalities or injuries reported. And the $4 million Gold Rush game turned into a literal gold for a Guilford County man. The North Carolina education lottery says McLean's bills Willie Crosby bought a $20 ticket from quick one stop on state Road, 66 Kernersville, the.
Associate of Matt Gaetz expected to plead guilty, lawyers say
"Today was a bad day in the life of florida. Republican congressman matt gates. And it has everything to do with. This guy might recognize him. his name is joel greenberg. We've kind of just met him in the media at least he is the former seminole county tax collector in florida. One of the reasons he no longer holds that position is because he was indicted and later charged with a slew of counts tied to stalking illegally obtaining personal information identity theft wire fraud and sex trafficking of seventeen year old girl and it was that sex trafficking investigation into job greenberg as nbc news in other outset reported that led to the separate justice department investigation of congressman matt gates for possible sex trafficking of seventeen year old. Today in orlando florida. There was a status conference and greenberg's case where his lawyers as well as prosecutors said the greenberg who had previously pleaded. Not guilty is now expected to plead guilty. According to the new york times greenberg is likely to face. Twelve years in prison and legal experts. Said that mr greenberg had any hope of reducing that sentence you would have to cooperate with the justice department. It is not for certain he's going to play and cooperate but it does well. That could be extremely bad. News for one matt gaetz. Here's joe greenberg's lawyer. Today does mccain's have anything to worry about. Does matt gaetz. That is such a What happened court have. And you're asking me to get into the mind of bolt from your mind for my based on what your plant based on. What much package. Because he kept on talking. These question asked not to say I'm sure back. Not bloomberg com
Trump Paid $750 in Federal Income Taxes in 2017
"The new york times obtaining information on president trump's tax returns the times reporting the president pages. Seven hundred fifty dollars in taxes in twenty sixteen and again in his first year in office in two thousand twenty. A report from the new york times revealed that president trump paid virtually no personal income taxes for many years. Trump's assertions about his finances were less than truthful. Some part of the tax return information was disclosed in twenty twenty and it turned out he had paid virtually no federal tax. I think two consecutive years. That didn't seem to have much of an impact certainly on his quote unquote bays totally fake news. Now actually pay tax but and you'll see that as soon as my tax returns it's under order. They've been underwater for took nearly four years and a slew of corroborating witnesses to highlight even one piece of the president's byzantine finances and then the president weaved all this away from the podium which only made things more difficult for voters. Here was the evidence. The president was misleading the public claiming to be a billionaire while paying less in taxes than almost anyone. The president claimed that all that was made up fake news but there was no way for the public to know for sure because he still refused to provide those tax returns. It is certainly true. That had the returns been released. There would have been follow up questions that were possible that without the returns could never have been asked because the return cisco's a good bit of information that the annual financial disclosure reports that presence and other senior executive branch officials and candidates have to file. Don't they don't provide that more granular information and therefore they don't raise the kinds of questions that he would be required to answer.
Reimagining How and Where We Will Work
"Me today to fantastic guests to talk about the new hybrid work environment. Karen mongia and ray dallaglio. Karen is an internationally recognized thought leader and three time author for most recent book working from home making the new normal work for you is highly relevant to our conversation today. She's blogger speaker and has been featured on tax forbes thrive global among many others. Currently she serves as vice president of customer and market insights at salesforce karen. Welcome to the conversation. Thanks so much. It's great to be here also joining us today ray. Dalia raise the legendary investor and world renowned entrepreneur. He's the founder of bridgewater associates the largest hedge fund in the world and author of the number one new york times bestseller and number one. Amazon business book principles. Ray thank you so much for joining us today. And you've avenue so today we're going to discuss the new hybrid world of work and what it means for all of us. Current yearbook working from home is filled with practical tips on what it's like to have a successful work like from home and something. I think we all still need some help with perhaps so tell us maybe what we've been doing wrong. It's impractical tips. What you'd recommend to be effective in focused working from home. I think about it not so much about what. We're doing wrong as discovering what we could do right to help ourselves live and work in a sustainable way you know if you watch successful athletes before they take the field of play most of them have a great warm up ritual right something that shows them in signals to their brain there in the game and they're getting ready to be all in and in the world of work from home that looks like routines rituals and boundaries that helps signal to our brains into ourselves. We're getting ready to go to work. And also importantly we're leaving it that there's a point in time at the end of the day where we have a ritual that allows us to leave to power down that laptop in truly tak- transition
Israel Attacks Iranian Command Ship in Red Sea
"Is calling an attack on an Iranian cargo ship anchored in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen. For years, the MV seven has been suspected of being a base for the Revolutionary Guard Explosives attached to the vessels. Hall exploded. State TV cited in New York Times story published Wednesday, which quoted an anonymous U. S officials saying Israel warned the U. S about a planned attack on the vessel. President Biden says that by April
Representative Matt Gaetz Asked Trump to Pardon Him
"A breaking news report tonight. The new york times says that carson matt gaetz who is under federal investigation possible sex trafficking charges privately asked for a pardon from donald trump in the final weeks of the trump presidency the times reports. You privately asked the white house for blanket. Preemptive pardon for himself and unidentified congressional allies for any crimes they may have committed. according to two people told of the discussions on november twenty fourth one donald trump and matt gaetz were pretending that donald trump would be president for life carbon gates went on fox to prepares his supporters and trump supporters for what he hoped would be hardens for everyone. President trump should pardon michael. Flynn he should pardon the thanksgiving turkey. You should pardon. Everyone from himself to his administration officials to joe exotic if he has to because you see from the radical left a bloodlust that will only be quenched if they come after the people who worked so hard to animate the trump administration with the policies and the vigor and the effectiveness that delivered for the american. So i think that the president ought to wheeled that pardon power effectively and robustly maritimes reports that it is unclear whether congressman gates or the white house knew that he was the subject of a sex traffic investigation approved by trump attorney. General william are at the time that he was asking for that. Pardon
Amazon Illegally Fired Labor Advocates, Federal Board Rules
"In the ongoing story about amazon and the company's efforts to fight against unionization the us national labor relations board ruled against amazon in a recent claim stating that the company illegally fired two employees who had advocated for workers rights and to call the company to account for its environmental impact. Merrin kosta and emily cunningham had both criticized their employer publicly before the company fired. Both women a move that the labor board identified as retaliatory amazon representative. Jc anderson said that the reason the company handed the employees their walking papers wasn't to punish them for criticizing amazon. But rather for quote repeatedly violating internal policies in quote however since at least one of those policies seems to be about speaking publicly about the business according to the new york times this seems like circular logic to me almost like a catch twenty. Two sure you can criticize amazon. It seems to say but if you speak publicly about the business you violated an internal policy criticizing not against the rules. It's an that speaking about the business that is but that internal policy sounds like it is partly designed to protect. The company from employees criticizing. It publicly at least in any
Heather McGhee explains how racism keeps everyone from having nice things
"Heather mcghee welcome to the podcast. So glad to be with you so your your book is called the some of us. What racism costs. Everyone and how we can prosper together. i'm going to admit right now. I'm not done with the book but a deep in the book and it is terrific in helping folks understand. Basically as the question starts why we can't have nice things and the key lime and see if i can find it here and all my in all my notes Comes in when you talk about Swimming pools which people have read reviews of your book or even your your op-ed in the new york times. The swimming pool is a metaphor for so much in this country. But there's a key line in in that chapter. That has stuck with me. As i've been reading the book and as i read about things in the papers today and you right warren and montgomery these are two towns in alabama warned in montgomery were just to of countless towns in every region of america. Not just the south where the fight over public. Pools revealed that for white americans. The word public did not mean of the people. It meant of the white people talk about phil flesh that out for us so this is really the question john. Has you know. I spent twenty years in public policy as a wonk trying to move economic policy solutions to insecurity and inequality trying to convince lawmakers to do the right thing in an economy where one percent of the population owns more wealth. The middle class where nearly half of adult workers are paid too little to make ends meet and and it just felt like i was hitting an iceberg. And i didn't know how deep it
Julie Lythcott-Haims on Her Book 'How To Be an Adult'
"Julius cut hames is joining us today. She's a new york times bestselling author of how to raise an adult which led to her. Ted talk now. Viewed more than five million times or second book is an award-winning prose. Poetry memoir real american. It illustrates her experience as a black biracial person in white spaces but her latest book out. Just this week is called your turn how to be an adult. She was also in a previous life. A corporate lawyer and at stanford the dna freshman. Hey julie welcome thank you so much. It's great to be with you. We are thrilled to have you with us so actually. Let's talk for a minute about your new book. What a great topic tell us about. This book is a response to the pleas. Coming out of the millennial generation. I don't know how to adult. I don't want to adult. I'm scared to adult. I have been rooting. For this batch. Of young folks to make their way confidently down the path of their choosing for a long long time. And this book is me. Trying to simulate what it's like to be in a safe cozy conversational space with a trusted person who's just older a little bit farther down the path of life than you so it's a compassionate to generation of young folks who. I'm who. i'm totally rooting. For and who. You've worked very closely with you know in stanford and you know this population well and you're also a mom. Rachel i am. I have a twenty one year old son and a nineteen year old daughter. Very much in the throes of to hashtag adult. I'm just so. We say the title. Because i love the title is your turn how to be an adult. That's right. I mean it's it's crafted. I suppose by the publishing folks as a sequel. The first book was how to raise an adult on the harm of helicopter. Parenting on the impact on children of an overall parenting style. This isn't some ways at back to that if you will. It's four young people. You're turn how to be an adult.
How To Boost Your Kids Gut Health with Dr William Lee
"In recent years. There's been a ton of research about the microbiome and gut health and a growing interest in probiotics for kids yet. What our kids eat is really the foundation of a strong immune system. They really need to start right away by making sure that their gut bacteria and gut health and diet as healthy as possible. That's dr william lee. Scientists and author of the new york times bestseller. Eat to beat. Disease will talk about how. The habits of covid may affect our kids. Immune systems ways to boost your kids gut health the best foods to focus on and if probiotics are good idea there so much advice an easy realistic tips in this episode. And i know you're gonna love this interview with dr li will. Dr lee is so great to have you on the food issues podcast. Thank you so much for being here. Thank you julie. It's a pleasure. Great so we hear a lot about gut healthy seas and for listeners. Who don't know. can you explain. What exactly the microbiome is. And why it's important for all of us and our children right. Well we've always known that our gut has to be healthy because you no matter who you are and where you live. You've always had that kind of uncomfortable. Gut the kind of tummy feeling. And now we have an explanation for what it is because we think us gas or you know maybe have a little stomach bug but we now know that in fact you don't have justice stomach bug. We've got thirty nine trillion stomach bugs and these stomach. Bugs are actually mostly healthy And that's what we call the gut microbiome. it's a it's an ecosystem that actually lives inside our body and in fact there's just about the same number of bacteria as there are human cells so We as humans are not actually quite human. Were about fifty percent. Bacteria healthy bacteria and fifty percent Humans and most of the healthy bacteria actually Live inside our gut has also On our skin in our mucous membranes. As well
J&J takes over plant after vaccine doses ruined
"I'm Julie Walker drug maker Johnson and Johnson is taking charge of a Baltimore plant after fifteen million vaccine doses were ruined by human error the issues flagged to federal regulators who have yet to approve any doses from that plant Johnson and Johnson says it's adding leaders in operations and quality control to the emigrate biosolutions plant in Baltimore were both their vaccine in the AstraZeneca were being produced and ingredients were both got mixed up due to human error according to The New York Times J. J. as delivered about twenty million doses already from another plant to the federal government and says it expects to deliver about eighty million more by the end of may I'm Julie Walker
Voices From The Trial Over George Floyd's Killing
"The ongoing murder trial of Derek Shove in the former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. Has been excruciating. The testimony of the witnesses, many of whom wept on the stand, the video evidence had played over and over the last minutes of Floyd's life with show Van's knee pressed on his neck. The emotions have been particularly sharp for black people in this country and those who are from Minneapolis yesterday I spoke with Michelle Norris and Charles Blow. Norris is a former NPR host who was raised in Minneapolis. She's now columnist for The Washington Post and Charles Blow is a columnist for The New York Times who recently went to Minneapolis for the trial. Michelle, I'm going to start with you Thistle playing out in your home town. You grew up 10 blocks from what George Floyd was killed. And you wrote on Twitter and I'm going to quote here You'll take care of yourself and your people. If you're tracking this trial, this is trauma, watching it, watching others who watch it and are forever haunted, watching and waiting to see the impact on the 12 jurors watching all of this, so take care. Tell me your thoughts watching this trial. I'm traumatized and I'm I'm hurt. And I'm angry and anguish. For my hometown and for the nation. What we're seeing here is collective trauma. Everyone who took the stand Who witnessed this talked about being haunted. Talked about feeling helpless. I've been talking to my people in Minneapolis, you know all week, especially this week, and you know, there are a lot of tears. I think people watching this not just in this country but all over the globe are stunned and saddened by what they're seeing because he may have seen the video. But now you're seeing it in three D, and this is a New dimension of this trial. You know you saw inside out close. You heard his is breathing in a way that was so intimate. So what their Children did was horrible on so many levels. But we look in this trial at what he did to George Floyd. This trial invites us to think about what he did to a nation. And what he did to the city and what he did in particular to that community. The people who drive by that black every day to the Children to the elders to the homeowners, and I can say with certainty that he probably would not have done that. 20 blocks west or 20 blocks south or even 15 blocks south where people sit in sidewalk cafes and and you know, and go to participate, Ease and artisanal pizzerias. He was making a statement about George Floyd. He was also making a statement about that community. And we all pay the price for that Now in our pain,
Matt Gaetz Is Said to Face Justice Dept. Inquiry
"Such a skis. That's how one campaign staffer described congressman matt gates after learning about the lurid accusations for which the florida republican is now being investigated. The justice department is looking into whether gates had a sexual relationship with a minor and paid for her to travel with him. Nbc news reports. At gates's communications director abruptly quit quote of quote out of principle. It's not clear what the principal is here but the daily beast reports that republicans have been waiting for years for a matt gaetz scandal daybreak. Why we'll see an end reports a gates used to show nude photos of women. He claimed to have slept with two colleagues on the floor of the united states house of representatives and business insight report. The gates took part in a game that scored female sexual conquests while he was a member of the florida. Legislature matt gaetz is denied that he's ever paid for sex or sexual relationship with a minor. He's not been charged in. The investigation is ongoing joining us. Now is matt fuller. Senior politics editor for the daily beast and cynthia ox me a former federal prosecutor who specialized in sex crime. She's an msnbc legal analyst. Cynthia joining us on the phone. Matt you have been reporting on the story or at least following this story for a long time and you suggested that we'd seen nothing yet. Yeah i think we've got a glimpse of maybe the endgame of this a little bit last night when the new york times reported that The justice department probe might be centered around basically a sex trafficking ring with this friend of his Joel greenberg Florida republican tax collector. On seminal county is insane story. This is a very serious very serious allegations Mckay has denied almost everything here. He keeps saying he's never had sex with a seventeen year old. Last time he had sex with a seventeen year old he was seventeen.
Matt Gaetz Was Once Accused of Inventing a Sex Game in Florida Legislature
"A justice department. Investigation into representative matt gaetz in an indicted florida politician. That's the guy we've been talking about is focusing on their involvement with multiple women who are recruited online for sex and received cash payments according to people close to the investigation is has been in the new york times. And cbs news. Today others women They met the women through websites connected people with dates and gifts and fine dining and travel and all that and we talked about that early. this is from. Abc no news now though. This is new reporting from abc news. Sources said gates was part of a group of young lawmakers who created a game to score their female sexual conquests granted points for various targets. Such as interns. Staffers are other female colleagues in the state house. No while in florida. It doesn't specifically say i mean because at the state house doesn't apply to congress. Maybe it was in florida. Still your sex up. Interns and staffers and female colleagues part of this game. I thought all that stuff was completely off limits in in the metoo
Carl Zimmer on Defining Life
"Carl. Zimmer joins us now. He is a columnist for the new york times and he is the author of many books. He was last on the podcast for his book. She has her mother's laugh. His new book is called. Life's edge the search for what it means to be alive. Carl thanks for being here. Thanks for having me all right so right now. You're kinda busy. You've been reporting on corona virus for the times. What is that leg. It's kind of overwhelming You know i am kind of startled that you know the whole world wants to read what we at. The scientists have to write about. You know this virus. But i will remember this experience of the past year for the rest of my life really. It's been exceptional as a as a moment in science journalism as a science journalist. Is this an area that you had been looking at for years and years. Were you especially interested in epidemiology or was this sort of switching gears for you. I've had a obsession with viruses for a long time. I'm actually wrote a book called the planet of viruses a few years ago. So you know. I've reported on ebola and influenza over the years of have done the virus thing. And so you know i i felt like well i can bring my experience to bear on this and and so basically it just started doing the same kind of reporting about this virus but now of course this is a virus that was causing a kind of pandemic that we have not seen for one hundred years. You're not the only journalist covering this pandemic obviously not even the only journalists covering this pandemic on the scientists at the times. How do you all kind of divide it up. Do you have an area in particular that you are looking at specifically yet. None of us can do this alone absolutely and we have to really roll with the punches. You know i was focusing a lot on vaccines for example in the fall overseeing our tracker and then we started to to see these variants were popping up. Then we're of serious concern so i basically had to carve out some time to work on variants but mental really. My colleague has also been writing about various. Like crazy and ben muller and we actually have several people who who just try to keep up with the variants. You know and and there are other people who are handling the store. All the stories of vaccine distribution geopolitics and long cova. There be other people handling that. It's it's such an enormous story. What about it most interest you personally. Well i'm most interested in in The pandemic ending besides that that and not being sick. Yes yeah is unsettling jim how this pandemic has played out exactly. As scientists had warned it would
How Three Women Re-Wrote the Story of War
"Before the vietnam war there was a law that banned women from reporting on the front lines of any war for the us. When president johnson refused to officially declare a state of war in vietnam in opening appeared no ban a handful of pioneering women bought one way tickets into the battlefield they had no editors no health insurance and little or no formal training reporter elizabeth becker former washington post war correspondent in cambodia and then npr's foreign editor and then national security correspondent for the new york. Times has just published. You don't belong here. How three women rewrote the story of war. Chronicling catherine lewa a french. Photojournalist franky fitzgerald an american long form journalist and author and kate webb in australian combat reporter elizabeth. Welcome to on the media will thank. You broke his great to be with you. I wanna start with where you started. You give your initial experience very short shrift. When asked why did you cross the ocean to cover a war. When you're so young you said the short answer was a nightmare. I was all too keen to leave behind. My masters adviser had rejected my thesis on the bangladesh war of independence after. I refused to sleep with him and he said one wasn't related to the other. Just tell me what happened. This was nineteen seventy two and there weren't that many women in graduate school and he made a move. And i said no. He pressed on and i said no he rejected. The thesis. said. I had to work harder on it. Then resisted any idea that one related to the other. That even made a pass at me. So you know you're young enough that you think that you have your whole life ahead of you and wary enough that i said i'm not leaving my life in this guy's
Samra Habib on Being a "Queer Muslim"
"Our guest today as samra habib. She's a writer journalist and photographer based in toronto last year. She released the critically acclaimed. We have always been here. Acquire muslim memoir and it was the winner of. Cbc's canada reads twenty twenty. I love this book so much. I think i cried at least three times. She's a leading voice in canadian. Literature for writing and photography has been featured in publications like the new york times the guardian the washington post and vanity fair. We spoke to her at the beginning of the year. I actually saw an astrologer a month ago with a seven arlen session not yet to take a bunch of breaks and she told me that When i was born my father was having his saturn return so he was going for law was really released of inches bow. How was gonna support a child and we just moving from basically but a new kid would arrive you know. That's kind of like a consistent theme through meisters for home I think that is very much shaped by the fact that growing up. I didn't really have this stable home way.
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Yeah yeah. They need to prove that people your two and three are willing to make and that's a big jump to it's not a little introductory pricing is way cheaper than your two and three bracing so we think the f. cases how do they. How does this not work. They re by the red sox a reasonable way that this could go super south. Let's see. I mean. I'm tempted to say that they get their value aggregated arbitrage. Whatever you wanna say by aggregating and social networks. But i feel like everybody's learned that lesson like that's unlikely to happen very unlikely facebook's even paying them for content now they do have a deal. Yup i guess an f. scenario for the future for the times could be that like the hyper partisan environment that we've been in that this is just the beginning and it gets worse and worse and worse and worse and worse than there literally. Is you know no room for anything in the middle even whether you think in new york times is the middle of the not. It wants to be the middle right and that is just an untenable position. It's so funny like even today. I always thought it was a widely held belief that the new york times at least during the trump presidency was moderately that a common perception is that it's left leaning in this person who is left leaning was like what do you mean like they publish that terrible op. Ed with that Because tom cotton op ed. And they did all the stuff with hillary's emails. They got trump elected. Like they're not live. Why are you kidding me. And so like. I think there might be more and more a david. Exactly what you're talking about. What if the you gotta pick and there is sort of less room to be a or at least have a large addressable market as someone who's trying to be a centrist. Yep i hope that's not the case. Yeah me too for all of our sake. Yeah one thing. I do want to point out. That i thought was pretty interesting. Because i i got pretty deep down netflix's rabbit hole on. What do you have to believe to believe. This kind of looks like netflix trades. Around ten times they're trailing twelve month revenue and the new york times is only trading at about four point eight x trailing twelve months. And certainly if you look at revenue growth. A new york times doesn't have to be anywhere close to net flicks but if you're looking at digital subscriber growth and a very similar business model albeit probably smaller tam. It is interesting to see that the new york times is on a relative basis definitely undervalued Flex would assume the subscriber growth rate is higher than flakes good question. I think if i remember right. Netflix tries to grow revenue thirty percent year over year. And so i'd probably charts exactly to subscribers and times grew last year the lakers forty eight percent. Yeah so if you really believe that like you just ignore the rest of the business and you believe that revenue will catch up. It's a much faster growing distance than than net flicks with a very similar cost structure. Yeah interesting just just thought that was an interesting one to point out all right. Carl routes yeah carve outs. We haven't done carve outs in a while. We had we such super log episodes now like people..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Know you're just like dripping to talk about that. And i'm gonna talk about branding because rarely do. I think that a business has brand power. Ooh i like it. I like it like most of the time because it takes so long to build up brand power and so much trust and so much repeatable years and years and years of convincing customers like hey. I keep delivering on what i say. I'm delivering on that rarely. If you hold out you know the bottle of advil versus the generic like has invested a ton of money and time into winning that battle but like most companies especially tech companies that we cover on this show. Just don't actually have brand power. The new york times has incredible brand power. They can print things that i wouldn't even believe if some blogger printed it but it's literally the exact same story in the times one hundred percent. I will take that as truth. Yup well it's Tests is the same product. If it had a different name on the masthead. In this case would you value it differently. Yeah hundred percent. There could be the exact same words article In different places and it would be valued differently. Yeah this might be the clearest. I think example of brand power that we've had on the show far right like i pay for the new york times if it was a different mass and it was all the same articles like i probably wouldn't be paying for it. Joe totally okay. Scale economies interesting. Like i think the business has probably both iterations of the business had scale economies. Certainly the old school print newspaper business. Did because you need president distribution that worked to get your paper out. There does scale to support that you know good like printing paper and sustaining it. And then as we've talked about in the new school business You know this we keep harping on it but the salaries that they pay reporters in the number of reporters and journalists they employ By being able to amortize that across much larger subscriber base can certainly outgun any other organization out there yup total classic example is real else in here. This is Going out on a limb and may be tenuous as so often with this power. But i'm just wondering if maybe we might finally be able to make an argument for process power and my thought on this is that there is literally one hundred seventy year tradition and institutional knowledge of how to do high quality journalism in this organization started by family by like a single sort of you know shared value set people yup and could you say that that is so wrapped up in the organization that it can't be transferred out..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"My verdict is still know that the new york times is not a tech company and even though the business profile and the the sort of dynamic that we just described definitely make it look that way the power inside. This company is still in the newsroom. Much like facebook has sort of products apple has designers. microsoft has pm's. Google has engineers. The new york times has journalists at its core with all the power and they've sort of brought in lots of people to be a part of the news room but like when we talked earlier about the business side being all non-journalists there still something to the fact that like the most important thing to the times is their brand their objectivity their ability to sort of like be discerning in this world..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Plus another one point six million to the standalone products digital revenue surpasses print revenue for the first time ever. They've retired all the debt. They buy back their headquarters. They have no debt on their balance sheet at twenty nineteen completely debt. Free completely debt free. They have all of this. Incredibly high margin subscription digital subscription revenue. That no other deuce organization in the world has they have multiples more subscribers than the wall street journal which is when you say that no other organization in the world has so that the new york times i think the today i think it's seven and a half million new subscribers. V closest one is the washington post was somewhere like two and then after that it drops real far the l. a. times has like a half million or less and like it goes on and on down from there and when you look at the number of subscribers that they ever had in print like ever in two thousand and two they had i think one point one million. The new york times was the number one print circulation newspaper at least in america only a million subscribers to the print edition so like they figured it out and just at the right time and then had this frigging unbelievable tailwind happen with with the trump presidency. Yeah and in the meantime like you alluded to in the hook at the beginning of the show they're hiring like all the best journalistic talent in the world to come right at the times and they're paying them more than anyone else because they can afford to because they've got essentially a netflix. Like business model at this point. Did you know that new york times average salary for a journalist is over twice that of the industry average. Yup i think the i think the average starting salary is over one hundred thousand dollars. It's like who thought in ten years ago that a news media a newspaper would be paying over one hundred thousand dollars starting salaries to journalists. Yeah it's definitely be to be congratulated before we dive into today and then get into the of this episode. Which my gosh. How are we not. We've brought a lot of analysis forward we want to think vouch..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Effectively like free call options at whatever. The strike price is on the company for the future. And so how long does he wait before then deciding i am going to go pick up another ten percent of the time. Yeah i think he. I think he waits until the expiry dates which is a few years later but he does he exercises them and and he becomes the largest individual shareholder in the new york times owning about seventeen percent. He since trimmed steak a little bit. I think he's still owns thirteen. Fourteen percent right around there so kind of like a warren buffet. Type deal that that. He does Although i would say unlike at this time when buffet was investing in goldman and like harley davidson said and the like like those were solid companies. Like there's some real question marks around the times at this point in time february next next month the eliminate the dividend altogether so men family members must've been pissed that like doing buybacks for the last few years and now you just eliminated the dividend to save money In march they announce a two hundred and twenty five billion dollars sale and leaseback of a portion of the headquarters buildings so they just built this dam headquarters building and they sold it to w p carey and agreed to lease it back fifteen years with an option to buy back the portion they sold twenty nineteen for two hundred and fifty million dollars which they exercise so they now own the building again which we should say. This is actually like one of the savviest investments of all time by the times. Like if you think about this think about how much new york real estate especially class. A real estate appreciated between two thousand nine hundred twenty nine thousand nine hundred and the new york times sold these floors four only two hundred and twenty five million and they said a decade later in two thousand nineteen. We have the right to buy it back for two hundred and fifty million. That's really not much appreciation. I think. I think i found a source that said that they essentially bought seven hundred and fifty thousand square feet of prime new york office space at three hundred and thirty three foot..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Thousands so in nineteen ninety three. They purchased the boston globe before one. Point one billion dollars for the globe and i think they got a couple of small regional papers as well with that In nineteen ninety four they did. This is the other thing they did get into the cable network industry by buying a forty percent interest in the popcorn channel. If you've ever heard of the popcorn channel bed and we all made some mistakes in the ninety s dino was now seems okay well. That's i thought like popcorn channel. Maybe it's like an hbo knock offer something. This is a cable network. Its sole reason for existence. Was it showed previews like movie previews and displayed local movie times. Why the new york times invest in this is beyond me then in two thousand one. They team up with john henry in boston to buy a seventeen point. Seven five percent stake in the boston. Red sox so the new york times owns closed percent of the boston red sox. Yeah that's a good idea. i think didn't they also take a minority interest in fenway park itself. Yeah there was also part of the madness madness. I think there was like some kind of nascar team that they owned. Half of think they They bought golf digest. Golf world like a bunch of magazines like family circle snow country. I mean it was like yeah this is like what were they thinking. And and really like fifteen to twenty local papers. The santa barbara news press the press democrat gainesville 's paper i. It's like cap. Cities gone wrong. The amount of fees that investment bankers must have been making off the cells burger family at that point in time. Boy who in march was it was juicing the stock and it was jason revenue to be to be totally fair like the times today has less revenue than it had during this. Go go era hundred percent. They also acquire about dot com for four hundred ten million in march two.
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Then flip it and start All the carriage debates and whatnot and you know. Hey we're gonna fox news from dido comcast if you don't write in and tell them veto upset you're going to be cetera. So this isn't credible. I i i knew this from working at news corp like that fox news was a great business. It is an incredible business so by two thousand two. So that's eight years after launch. Fis news is the number. One news. Work network on tv becomes number one passes. Cnn it remains number one every single week from then for literally nineteen th straight years until january of this year after the capital riots when they lost a lot of years like literally nineteen hundred eight years. It is the most watched news network ought american television. That is unbelievable. Yeah so whatever you think of fox news as an organization like for we're not here to judge one way or the other it brings in so this is fox's total cable network segment of fox. News is by far the lion share in twenty nineteen generated. Five point four billion dollars in revenue and two and a half billion dollars of so. That's like a fifty percent fifty percent ebitda margin. That's facebook good. Yeah i just found this so interesting lake in so many ways now. People think of the new york times on one end and fox news on the other end like even the new york times would absolutely assert. We are in the center and we are in in on no end totally but this is like an espn level business. That the times would have built something different. But i think they got into broadcast television. They're getting into the internet missing. The boat on the opportunity for cable news was huge. Here yeah it's interesting. I never if you would if you hadn't told me about all the diversification that new york times had done and you knew of it today just the way they are sort of single brand single pseudo. Single product company and said should the new york times. go into cable or should they have gone into cable. I'd be like no. That's not what they do. Is their core competency like barely do video on their website and their mobile app. Well they definitely shouldn't do that but clearly they were trying stuff and they were willing to do stuff like this and just it yup. Yup they frankly just missed it and d- did they miss it like one question i have is the times. Doesn't have it in to do something. Outwardly an intentionally partisan and so maybe they saw the opportunity but didn't believe that it was there for a centrist that good existed in does very well So i think it could have been different and it would. I think be very unlikely that the times would have said okay great. We're gonna make a cable network but we're gonna target liberals specifically right so it's certainly complicated but i just like i wanted to go dive into.
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Nothing would crumble his foundation faster than family squabbles. Selfish ambition or short-sighted goals his successors would have to make money but not be enticed by would have to keep up with the trans but not be carried away by them would have to hire talented people but not people so talented or you go centric that they could become too specialists. Writers are indispensable as editors or or else they'll go start a sub stack. Yeah exactly thank god. Subject didn't exist in her. What would have done the times. We've go on indefinitely. He hoped towering over all individuals and groups in its employees and his family would work together. Repressing any personal animosity. For the greater good and if possible choose mates in marriage who would also be wed to the times. So how does he set this up. He creates this trust. That goes to if you gene and arthur and their descendants so we don't have the details of the legal documents of the original trust but it was recast a few times as generational transfer happen and i was able to get a hold of from the Proxy statement. I think from the nineteen ninety maybe ten k. Of the new york times. The proxy statement the some of the language in the nineteen eighty-six trusts there were then several trust amongst branches. The family but they were all linked together. This is what it says in the organizing documents of the trust. The trustees of each one thousand nine hundred six trust subject to limited exceptions described below are directed to retain the class b common stock held in the trust and not to sell distribute or convert such shares into class a common stock and to vote such class become common stock against any merger sale of assets or other transaction pursuant to which control the new york times passes from the trustees unless they unanimously determine that the primary objective of the trust which is to maintain the editorial independence and integrity of the new york times and to continue it as an independent newspaper entire here. It is entirely fearless free of alterior influence and unselfishly devoted to the public. Welfare can be better achieved by sale distribution bob block wait so it's it. It's primary purpose. The primary purpose of the family trust is to ensure yes then commission times to ensure one that the family continues down the new york times and two that the mission of the new york times to continue as an independent newspaper entirely feel is free of ulterior influence and unselfishly devoted the public welfare data is the purpose of the show so he sets this up so that all of his descendants in perpetuity the only way they can maintain the wealth associated with the times and their ownership of the times and all of the the dividends at the time but wealth. That comes with it is. I'm not selling it and by supporting this mission and so like anything that goes against..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Set it up this way that each of the three of them had a vote because he wanted if a gene he wanted to essentially make sure that arthur was a good husband to her because she had the deciding vote between him and crozon to be a publisher which is like really weird and sexist and kind of strange but also like super crafty style building up of ox. we've done. This is not the only time throughout history but it will be the first sort of part of the new york times history where you sort of have to look at it with a squinty eye and go. Ooh that's a little bit of a black mark. Yeah so if it's so. She went to barnard and was college-educated. See double majored in economics and history. She was super super smart. As you would expect of like the only child of adolph ochs and it's hard to tell exactly what she wanted but some accounts say she did want to take over the times and become the publisher. Unfortunately that wasn't in the cards but she remained on the board of the company for pretty much her whole life. She lived to be ninety eight years old. She didn't die until eighteen ninety. And there's some debate on this people might know Audience does sort of nickname of the times is the gray lady. And there's multiple sorta origin stories of degree lady. Nickname wanted meat. Did it later become the good gray lady or where does good come in. Maybe that's part of it So i think the origin is the bank of england was called the good lady or something like that and so it's sorta borrowed from that. Some people say the gray came from like looking at the patriots. Bunch of gray data. Do sprayed it's a great paper. Became the gray lady. Alternatively if gene is the gray lady she was a presence on the board and sort of the link to ox and the Moral fiber if you will of the company for ninety years until nineteen ninety. It's crazy and this is really introducing the very first of many not necessarily outwardly contentious but inwardly contentious succession decisions. That happened the new york magazine quote continues from earlier. If gene being the deciding vote supported her husband thus cleaning a fault line in the family that was never repaired and that you can imagine generations. Go by this thing really starts to compound because there starts to be massive numbers of cousins. Who are you know the same way related to adolf that the people who ended up sort of succeeding adolf and you know five generations later. They're sort of the same amount related but there's not sort of the chosen bloodline to pass down the paper through and it has always been a male air that has become the publisher now to five generations. Even though there are plenty of daughters in the family so ox crafty lake. He is he sort of his. so gay. Talese the great writer from the fifty sixty s seventy s who actually worked as a reporter at the new york times for a while. He wrote sort of the definitive Book about the new york times in in i think he came out in nineteen sixty nine called the kingdom and the power which. I don't think the family loved like this one. I was reading the the trust from about right around year. Two thousand refers to the kingdom of the power. And i think he was always after we released. That kept it a little bit of arms length. Yeah so he writes about this. He says how long the times would survive would depend largely on. How will oxy's airs got along in the decades ahead..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"The time until this. I'd apparently i did find this. The trask and the rest of the committee that was dealing with the bankruptcy of the times was in favor of a different plan to merge it like to basically unload the assets merged into a different paper. Wipe their hands clean and say look we got something for it and instead adolph's walking in here with like a whole different plan of like i am going to figure out how to revive this thing and make it great and of course. There is some wicked financial engineering. That he promises a that he really has to make the case of like you. Don't just it's not a cash by here like you're going to have to believe in in order to make this work. Yup so cleveland writes back with like a letter of endorsement and he walks in there with a letter of endorsement from the president of the united states. Incredible so the bankruptcy committee accepts his plan. He pays seventy five thousand dollars up front to the creditors which he also scraped together with borrow money because remember he owes one hundred thousand dollars right. This is the craziest thing. This guy buys the new york times he will eventually have a controlling interest in it and as it says in the trust. This is my passage. The yoko from tennessee had accomplished the impossible. He had bought the new york times using none of his own money. Amazing this the minnow swallows wail from when cap cities body bc hundred percent. So how does it work exactly. There's like seventy five k. that he quotes puts up. Actually he goes in like gets people in tennessee to put an upright. He'd like rounded up the money from some people in new york. Some people in tennessee. I think he waved around the letter. From cleveland to a bunch of people so that was a small part of the consideration. The other part is he uses salaries notes again of six hundred thousand dollars in debt to owed back to the creditors that they will pay off over some number of the coming years from prophets. He'll generate by running this paper. That has nine thousand subscribers in his bleeding. I think on the order of about half a million dollars a year at this point in losses. You can see why if you're trask or the existing bankruptcy committee. You're like i think we'll take the merger like this doesn't sound like any kind of guarantee this guy that no one's ever heard of. He's coming in from tennessee. Like you gotta sympathize with the original plan. Yeah totally but somehow he gets it done so he emerges with the new york times and he has just like one problem which is okay. How are you gonna are. You gonna turn this thing around okay. So what's the plan. What what's the play on..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"Chattanooga times but he needs one hundred k. Like faster than four years. He's not gonna cut it. He does know he can turn around newspapers though so he starts putting out some feelers traveling around the country looking for another newspaper that he could buy and take over just like he did with the chattanooga times and we should say a key component to the success of him turning around the chattanooga times comes from the fact that chattanooga was this sort of melting pot of north and south and adolf really believed in that and he really believed in the chattanooga times as unbiased paper of the people representing a balanced view of the world and chattanooga was sort of the perfect place to pull that idea from totally very very very much. So that's when he hears he gets wind of the bankruptcy proceedings going on in new york for the new york times. And i he's like supposedly he's like. That's too big. Like i can't go. You know adolph ochs from chattanooga tennessee. I can't go like take over the new york times and at that point even though it was in dire trouble the brand of the new york times it was the best newspaper brand of the country. Still it was total definitely thought of as like the the paper but some mentors convince him that that he can do this so in eighteen ninety six. He packed up his bags. Hops on the train goes up to new york. Leaves his family behind running the chattanooga times and he scrapes together so the times in bankruptcy proceedings. He scraped together a plan to the creditors and to the receivers bankruptcy to take the paper out of bankruptcy and take it over. This is incredible. So he's like this this. I think he was late. Thirties at the time from tennessee shows up in new york. Kinda walks into the bankruptcy court has like believe me. I can do this and two convenient the thing about the the interbank transfer who no i. Don't he convinced a chattanooga bank to wire money to a new york bank so that if in new york people check to see like. Are you wealthy. He had a bank account with money in his name and to the chattanooga bank who he knew well he wrote them a personal check and said look. I'm good for it. I promise wire the money. I i don't intend to use it. That's a vase it's like there's incredible huckster stuff going on that he. He's sort of pulls got entrepreneurial. Hustle so did you find. Did you read about the other thing. He did to convinced the creditors of his legitimacy. You know this is amazing. so president. Grover cleveland the time like you as president had come through chattanooga. I think on his while he was campaigning. And as the leading newspaper publisher of the chattanooga times ox was on the welcoming committee so he got to meet grover. Cleveland was campaigning at you. Know he he kept his address at sixteen hundred pennsylvania avenue where to find him so he writes to the president while he's going to new york and he says he writes cleveland. He says i am negotiating for controlling interest in the new york times and have fair prospects of success. I write to respectfully ask that you address by return. mail a letter to mr spencer. Trask chairman of the new york times publishing company giving your opinion of my qualifications. Newspaper publisher general personal character. My views on public questions judged by of course the chattanooga times in other words say what you can have me as an honest industrious and capable newspaper publisher this incredible and he needed that support..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"York daily times Within two weeks of starting they hit ten thousand copies in circulation which is pretty great. Twenty six thousand in the first year then in september of eighteen fifty seven so six years after they start they dropped the daily and shorten the name to just the new york times still with hyphen. There would be oxygenated removed. The hyphen later but things are going well by eighteen. Fifty-eight circulations up to forty thousand. And then by the time. The civil war starts with the attack on fort sumter in eighteen. Sixty one circulation is at seventy five thousand. That's pretty good. Like that's i don't know what the population of new york was. At that time. I think it was maybe about a million or so maybe a little less so the ten percent plus of the city is taking the times at this point. Totally at this point to the new york times was a a little bit highfalutin like it was a. It was a newspaper for people who are tuned into business and politics and particularly more sort of politics so it wasn't necessarily for the every person yup and in particular in the north abolitionists in what would become the republican party. So okay this moment. This is like maybe the craziest founder story that we've had On this show in our five years of doing this so on july thirteenth eighteen sixty. Three the civil. War's been going on for two years since for sumter. But there wasn't a draft for the army and in july. The union government declares a draft and draft. Riots in new york city about. This people are really upset. Lots of people have family in the south. They may be sympathizers with the south This is This is hugely hugely controversial. And the mobs target the newspapers that are sorted the mouthpieces of lincoln and the republican party through the war. So a mob descends on the new york times headquarters building and raymond. Because he's buddies with lincoln he gets the war department to ship. A bunch of rifles and two gatling guns to to the times because they know this is going to happen and he'll like leads a defense of the building in the company. He hands out rifles to the whole staff. He's manning one of the gatling guns himself and he gives the order that if any of the mom tries to break into the building to fire it. Will these people. it's crazy. Nobody is no shots are actually fired but they do successfully defend the building The mob instead sends up the tribune in storming tribune's building totally totally crazy time. We hear about like a taxi doing something. That's seems a board. Think of henry raymond back in the day and for anyone who's seen gangs of new york. I think this is sort of that scene toward the end of the movie where the that is the scene. You can kind of picture where there's the frequent publisher of the new york times. Strapping a gatling gun to the front steps and protecting the paper like yet protect completely. That's after the civil war ends. Raymond passes away not long after eighteen. Sixty nine partner. George jones than over as publisher and continues running it in a fine fashion..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"In all cases where we think conservatism essential to the public good and we shall be radical in everything which may seem to us to require radical treatment and radical reform. We do not believe that everything in society is either exactly right or exactly wrong. What is good. We desire to preserve and improve and what is evil. We want to exterminate or reform. Of course. he's talking about slavery there. I love this piece so much. I think it is just not only. Is it an a beautiful little piece of writing but is pithy like at it captured so much of what their intent is in creating this this would become an enduring institution and sort of how they view it in such a pragmatic way. I'm excited listeners. We will link in the sources to to sort of where we found this. Or if you're listening to this more than a week after it comes out you can check it out in the transcript. But it's just like i want to have it framed and put on my wall. It's a wonderful is a beautiful statement. I think so. It's probably worth pausing here for a minute before we get too much farther in the story and explaining what exactly is it. That happens at a newspaper early. What are the various sorta departments here. There's really kind of two and a half pieces of any news media organization. Deuce papers included cable news television networks which we will talk about as we go along here and of course internet media news networks as well. There's the content side of the house sometimes called editorial which includes both news and opinion. And then there's the publishing side of the house. Which is the business side of the house. Advertising the circulation the managing of the organization and the company. So where does the publisher fit into this right so then the publisher so now back in raymond's raymond is both sort of executive editor. He's managing all this and publisher so the publisher is the running of the business managing subscription circulation advertising..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"C could reach a whole new mass market so here we are in september of that year of eighteen fifty one the well-known new york journalist and politician henry jarvis raymond and his friend and former Banker and merchant. George jones embark on a new venture new newspaper venture in this brave new landscape and they published the first edition on september eighteenth. Eighteen fifty one of the new hyphen york. New york daily. All right rosenthal. You've made your point hyphen with hyphen. So who are these guys. so jones. As we said was a former banker he had also though worked as business manager at horace. Greeley's new york tribune which was then sort of premier paper in new york and that was where he had met raymond. Jones had family money and lots of connections about town from his wife's family. Do you know his wife's father's name. Ben you're not gonna get this. But i had to put it in here. His wife's father's no. I have no idea. Benjamin gilbert the well no. New york's really yeah really. I saw that it was got got. Include this here this research this so he puts up twenty five thousand dollars of his own family. Money to to finance this new venture they want to get to one hundred thousand dollars so he goes and he raises the other seventy five thousand dollars. This is a lot of money in eighteen fifty one from just you know some like casual family connections. He has like you. Know several members of the morgan family and up financing this like j j. Pierpont morgan yeah exactly. Wow as you do this shows up in like all these old stories like. I feel like everyone somehow was getting financed by j. p. morgan and these days totally so that's jones. He sort of the the business guy. He brings brings the capital. But it's really raymond. Who's the real force behind this. So who is who was henry. Raymond he was quite the interesting character as we mentioned he had worked at the tribune with your own switched where they met and that was the premiere sort of respectable penny paper out there as they were known for the one sent papers He had also been very involved in politics. And when i say very involved. I mean very very involved. Ben do you know what other organization henry. Raymond is well known for co founding. Besides what would become the new york. Times i feel like i should remember this from ap us history. But i do not. A little organization called the republican party of which he was a founder. What five founding members kind of incredible like this is this blue mind doing the research literally. He's known as the godfather of the republican party is also the founder of the new york times and all of this was happening concurrently. So what's it like a mouthpiece for the republican party in the early days well not quite okay. So before he jones decided to start the times raymond had actually left the newspaper business and he was a politician. He was a member of the new york state legislature where he was a member of the whig party at the time the precursor to the republican party. But he'd step down and then he decides to start with jones to start the times which they do but then shortly after raymond is running the times he is managing editor. He's the publisher like jones. The money but raymond is really running it While he's still running it. He goes back into politics leading up. To abraham lincoln's presidential campaign. And that's when he. Along with lincoln and also along with horace greeley from the tribune they in a couple of the people. Start the republican party and of course is abolitionism and the abolition of slavery in the united states..
"the new york times" Discussed on Acquired
"San francisco and we are your hosts for over one hundred years. You would have been hard pressed to find a better business in the world than an american newspaper. Each one had a local monopoly. An incredibly profitable advertising business and it was one of the earliest examples of a reasonably low marginal cost business. It's cheap to just print another copy of the paper. The newspaper business was for a long time. Warren buffett's canonical example of a franchise. Like the best type of business. You can possibly own indeed and this today listeners is. The story of the paper that loomed large over all the others the new york times today we peer into what i think is the oldest company we've ever done on the show founded over one hundred and seventy years ago before the civil war the times has seen the majority of american history and for the majority of its life. It's been controlled by a single family and for many of you a family you've probably never heard of. This is a family whose paper shaped the american perception of current events through world war one world war two vietnam. I mean really their newspapers shaped your perception of america itself and your parents perception and your grandparents perception you get it. It is probably safe to say that the five generations of the oxo's burger family has been the closest thing that america has ever seen to a dynasty after a century of near continuous prosperity. The new york times has seen an incredibly dramatic fall and then rise just in the last twenty years the internet and social media on top of it brought ruin to the entire traditional journalism industry in the late two thousands the new york times got to such a low point that they even sold their office building to free up some cash while they rented it back from the buyer roof. I can't wait to talk about that part of and yet somehow today they've been accused of being an -opoly in the journalism industry and they have more digital subscribers than they ever did in print and they employ the former editors in chief of buzzfeed recode and. Vox as columnists. So how did they turn it around. Who is this mysterious family. And what does the future hold for the new york times. Today we dig in if you love acquired and you want to be a deeper part of what david and i do hear..
"the new york times" Discussed on Skullduggery
"Editorial page as well or opinion pages well like I, don't see an incredible array of wild leftists and incredibly hardline rightwingers. They're like it seems to me to be pulling people gravitationally towards. What it uses a reasonable center now, no, I agree with you one hundred percent on on the way that Fred Hi although. He, did I think get a lot of criticism from the left for being a neo con, or for that for those pages to reflect the views of neo conservatives, which I think was unfair so I mean. Even. If you push toward the center, you're to in some ways you're going to get. You'RE GONNA get. You may get hit even harder by both sides. Let's talk about just for a moment as we wrap up here. The Philadelphia Inquirer because they're the offense was running a piece under the headline. Buildings matter to and look the point. Leave aside the headline for the moment which you know may not have been the most sensitive headline writing There was I. mean the point of the piece was there was indeed violence specially those first few. During these protests. To say that is not in any way to take away from the fact that there was legitimate outrage over what happened to George Floyd and legitimate outrage over the way African. Americans have been targeted by police, but there were I mean I live. I live in Washington that the on Sunday night a week ago. You know there was a burning. Nursery at Saint John's church. There were stores broken into not far from my home and looting that took place and I guess the concern is when the executive editor of the paper gets. Out Over perhaps infelicitous headline, the concern is that reporting core facts such as yes, there have been violence at some of these protests becomes expendable that perhaps that doesn't get reported because people are too intimidated about offending the woke brigade, so Richard totally reasonable for people to cover the idea that you can't cover the beyond vandalism at times, destruction of property, the idea that businesses and communities have no stake in the question of whether storefronts or shattered and inventory looted is wrong. It has to matter it has to be covered. It's part of the community and you see that. That not only from columnists in the Philadelphia, inquirer or stayed pillars of the establishment, but also some of the protesters themselves people who have fought for years to build up their communities to establish strong foundations on which to construct a strength particularly for people of Color, particularly for people in working class communities in neighborhoods, often ignored by politicians, they understand that the destruction of property and the the hitting businesses can have a real repercussion and last and endure, and we saw that in cities across the country in you know more severe and sustained rioting in say, nineteen, sixty eight. After the killings of the killing of Martin Luther King, for example and other places so. And other incidents I should say so. This is an important thing. They headline did suggest in the minds of reporters in the enquirer that somehow the paper was. Equating destruction of property the loss of life, but usually editors don't lose their jobs over a single mistake. Ben Bradlee fortified by Watergate. Doubt didn't lose his job over Jimmy's world in which Janet Cooke. invented. A A a a US tiny you know I think he's supposed to be seven years older something who was a heroin addict and built a huge project around this fictional person. That won a pulitzer that had to be returned about as big as a global embarrassment. A newspaper can get into Bradley. Had Reservoir of goodwill Bradley had A. You know a record to stand on? It rally also incredibly for about returning thing and and being contrite, even though its top leaders had essentially warned him ignored some warning signs that have been. Set off by some of the editors who had interacted with her on the project so I think in this case the question is, is this just some sort of French revolution where people who are being taken out to the Guillotine or You know an individual circumstances. Did people not have effectively the political capital and I don't mean ideological, but the the goodwill reservoirs of goodwill and trust within their newsrooms to survive the these controversies on this subject, and at a certain point, even beyond the merit if you can't. Read your newsrooms. It's not going to be useful for you to do it. That's different than saying that you should be fired or forced out over a single. A single mistake, the publisher Philadelphia said that she wanted to set the enquirer on a new course. Rethink the way in which the newspaper dealt with issues of race in light of the convulsions that the nation's going through for the past. You know weeks. And that probably This editor wouldn't be you know a a white male in his late fifties. I believe wouldn't be the best one to lead the paper this time well, I was GonNa say it is also the case with James Bennett who is otherwise an excellent journalist, did a terrific job editing the Atlantic magazine, and did a lot of good things at the Times magazine, but over the course of his years as editorial page editor. At The Times, there were a number of mistakes. There was Sarah Palin defamation lawsuit. There were a couple of columns by Brad Stevens that were controversial, so he may not have had the kind of certainly didn't have the kind of capital that a Ben Bradlee had. Probably is part of the story here. Cure I just think there's. A lot of this is generational journalists, instead of things evolving over time at the panel discussions that schools of journalism and public policy are sort of arguing things out in slack channels on text and on social media in real time, and you know I covered a story in Pittsburgh this week about a black reporter who was sidelined for a tweet, she did that sort of was flippant about the effect of looting in Pittsburgh comparing it to the aftermath of tailgating parties. That kind of trash the area around Kenny Chesney concerts. Pittsburgh and she was told by her. She couldn't cover the protests because she. She had shown her hand now turns out. She's the daughter of a retired State Trooper and retired probation officer, so it's hard to make the prima facie case that obviously she's pro looting, an anti law enforcement, but she's one of the very. She's one of a relatively small number of African. American journalists at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. She was sidelined that same day. A white reporter was about a tweet. He sent out calling a man accused of looting by police. He sent out a tweet tagging and story. He wrote about this in which he called the man who had been accused a scumbag. And is that her said don't do that. We don't think that's appropriate, but he was not pulled back from covering issues, leading to protests, violence and vandalism in the wake and two days later. The Union pointed out this disparity thing. A white journalist was cautioned, but not punished. A black journalist was preventing prevented from covering issues about race and justice in her hometown. Pittsburgh and then what the newspaper decided to do to prevent the white reporter from covering the protests two minutes after the union left a meeting with top editors so. You're seeing you know that's an instance in which you know. These two journalists, one, twenty, seven, one, twenty, eight, both of them from Pittsburgh. Both of them felt free to sort of maybe show a little bit of where their heads are added a moment in a way that. Before social media, they couldn't do, but a reporters who had done so saying basically, Hey, there are times where people do violence and. y'All. Don't get that upset about it. Let's at least think about it. She was sidelined and remained sidelined a week later and I you know I, think that newsrooms are that newsroom is in tumbled as a result of this episode as well and newsrooms are kind of grappling with this issue in the leaders. Don't have control of the narrative I. Think is what I take from this rather than right or wrong is that leaders don't have control of its social media is giving an outlet for journalists in the rank and file to speak out and to find support. And I think it's very unsettling for those who seek to run these major institutions at this time. Well, it does sound like newsrooms across the board are a engulfed in tumult. Although I should probably say it's, it's virtual tumult since. Most people actually aren't in newsrooms these days, and it does make me wonder if that's a factor here. The fact is that nobody is actually sitting next to each other anymore. Talking these things out, but just hurling Bromides as we are, all want to do on social media might be contributing to it, but David I really WANNA. Thank you for your always helpful insights, and it sounds like you'll have lots of media issues to talk about on your next on point God knows. Thank you always a pleasure to join you. THANKS TO NPR media, correspondent and host of.
"the new york times" Discussed on Slate's The Gist
"Fighting with each other the place is a reflection that fight the same way that the Internet is this Weird Amalgam of the military industrial complex. Hippies like what like? They're sitting there protesting each other but quietly they're building this new thing. That's coming out you know and so I think that when you look at the tender rights fights you look at the gym be movement you look at all these different things happening in cities whatever the whatever the like trajectory will go on next is gonNA be. I think we'll look at this time as being like. Oh Oh wow that's how we got that thing but it'll be something when you and I can't even imagine right now because it just seems to strange so my point is I actually think that forty years from now somebody hopefully me can go. We'll go back and look at this period and the bay area at that time because I mean all the implications for democracy I mean who even knows the hall of these companies that are being created there and the effects. They're having on voting and social all. The stuff that were reconciling with every day. Whatever future we're going to have a horrible future. It might be a better future. I feel like we could see the seeds of it in this story. Yes I was thinking futures Better than you fear but worse than you wish. Well it's been my you know there. There are definitely points when you'd have been wrong but in general that's how it's worked out. The name of the book is Golden. Gate's fighting for Housing America. The author Connor Dougherty. Thanks so much connor. Thank you and now the Spiel man. Does THE NEW YORK. Times hate west side story when producer Scott Rudin announced. He was bringing the Leonard Bernstein and lyricist Stephen Sondheim musical Broadway in a new production directed by Ivan vanhove. You figure that everyone in the Times would give big cheer but everyone. There gave a huge sneer. Could it be yes? It could a new production. That's not very good but the thing is it is pretty good. According to most people have seen it other than New York Times not everyone but man does the times hated. I mean the New York Daily News called the show a gripping west side that you watch with both appreciation for the power of the young in love and a profound sense of all American doom. This is what Broadway can do when it focuses relentlessly in how it wants to make its audience feel the La Times said west side story blast back to Broadway kinetic bloody and modern to the core entertainment weekly gave it a b but the times critic Ben Brantley ripped it which is fine others did too. Anyway there's a new Spielberg movie coming out so if a show like this will give sorrow. You'll meet another one tomorrow. But it wasn't just the critic the main Broadway critic his appraisal. The new show has been subject to a torrent of negative coverage rotten reviews and outraged op eds. They've written to stories about the protests outside the theater aimed at the productions Bernardo Amare Roma. Sorry Roms are. When with the New York City ballet received naked photos of a company members? Girlfriend The New York Times ran and OP ED. That was against not this production specifically but the very idea of west side story being performed at all the headline let west side story and it. Stereotypes Dye sub. Had the latest Broadway. Revival can fix the painful ways it depicts Puerto Ricans the author their lights into this or any other revival of the show arguing quote these continuous revivals. Reinforce America's colonizing power to determine who Puerto Ricans get to be the Times Ran Brenton's main review calling the show a curiously unaffected reimagining of a watershed musical. And then it keeps. The drubbing wasn't complete and from all corners. They ran a dance specific review by Jia corless which decried the productions dancing as operating quote to varying degrees like wallpaper. Choreography doesn't make this west side story. Breathe there are other questionable moments. The review goes on as when the sharks jets position themselves on either side of Maria. Tony to pull them apart after the couple meets the gym it's an image embarrassingly more suited to an instagram post which is sad but fitting. This is an instagram show. The review which actually was I liked it was an insightful piece of criticism but I did think it also trying to start a rumble with a few of the other times critics. Who As documented? Load the show for other reasons. Jia Cordless wrote the production seems to be aiming for that cheesiest of words gritty cut to the Brantley review the irrepressible iconoclast van. Hove it was said would be taking a grittier roller approach. He wrote Gritty cheesy gritty. That's not witty. But shitty at you right by the way that diddy I feel pretty is not in this version of the musical. The opinion of the New York Times is obviously vital to a Broadway show so important that the publicity machine for this west side story took a straight news article written about the show and cobbled together a Frankenstein's monster of disconnected thoughts than bought a print ad which gave the impression that the New York Times said the show was quote gravity defying Daesh uncompromising passionate and beautiful. Some of those words are actually in many cases. Variations of those words did appear in the original times article but they were not applied to the show or the quality of the show itself. That ad did run in the New York Times lying about the New York Times and today the New York Times announced it was pulling that ad I guess. The producers of the show were desperate to see something less than scathing about their product in the paper of record and if they had to buy their way in with lies well they still thought there is a place for us. I'm not sure what's really happening with this. One Institution The New York Times on the corner of Eighth Avenue and West Fortieth and this other institution currently playing on the corner of Broadway and West fifty third. Is it a turf. War Isn't a culture clash. All I know is there seems to be a lot more to this west side story and that's it for today's show. Priscilla lobby is the associate producer of the gist. Where she's drawn the line so keep your nose is hidden. She's hanging signs saying visitors forbidden. But don't worry she's kidding. Oh wait hold on. And she ain't kidding. Daniel schrader just producer knows a boat. You can get on the gist. We ain't no delinquents. Were MISUNDERSTOOD DEEP DOWN. Inside of us there is good for a Debra do Peru and thanks for listening..