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Kavanaugh was already in a public forum in a large way. Kavanaughs status as a Supreme Court justice was in question because of a very serious allegation. And, when I say in a public way, I dont mean in the public way of Tara Reades. If you ask the average person in America, they didnt know about the Tara Reade case, so I thought, in that case, if The New York Times was going to introduce this to readers, we needed to introduce it with some reporting and perspective. Kavanaugh was in a very different situation. It was a live, ongoing story that had become the biggest political story in the country. It was just a different news judgment moment.
I feel like sh-t as a leader and a journalist not answering questions that I’d haveSarah Huckabee Sandersanswer, the cryptic Times memohas driven speculation inside the newsroom over what precipitated the investigation. And the lack of transparency is also striking given the Times has aggressively covered workplace matters.