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NYT Publisher Tried to Apologize For Report On China Corruption


Jill Abramson: NYT Publisher Drafted Letter Apologizing to China for Damning Report

Fired New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson alleges the storied newspaper's publisher drafted a letter apologizing to the Chinese government over a report it published detailing corruption inside the communist nation. In her forthcoming book, Merchants of Truth, Abramson writes publisher Arthur Sulzberger drafted a letter "all but apologizing" to Chinese officials for a report on how several of the country's top lawmakers used their immense power for financial gain. Abramson claims the letter was written with "with input from the Chinese embassy."

A panicked Sulzberger flew to China to convince its government to unblock the paper's site, but officials were unmoved by the publisher's in-person plea.

The 2012 report, titled "Princelings' in China Use Family Ties to Gain Riches", eventually won a Then Abramson claims that, "without her knowledge," the publisher drafted a letter with input from the Chinese embassy "all but apologizing" for the original story. She brought the draft to a tense meeting with Sulzberger at a nearby Starbucks. When she showed him the letter, he "seemed startled that I had it and he kept saying, 'I didn't do anything wrong.' He tried to slip the letter into his folder, but I snatched it back," she writes.

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