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Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:02 AM

Arthur O. Sulzberger, Publisher Who Changed The Times, Dies at 86

Source: New York Times

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, who guided The New York Times and its parent company through a long, sometimes turbulent period of expansion and change on a scale not seen since the newspaper’s founding in 1851, died on Saturday at his home in Southampton, N.Y. He was 86.


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Reply Arthur O. Sulzberger, Publisher Who Changed The Times, Dies at 86 (Original post)
Warren Stupidity Sep 2012 OP
rfranklin Sep 2012 #1
RevStPatrick Sep 2012 #2
struggle4progress Sep 2012 #3
struggle4progress Sep 2012 #4
struggle4progress Sep 2012 #5
hrmjustin Sep 2012 #6

Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:19 AM

1. The Pentagon Papers was his greatest moment...

 

Mr. Sulzberger’s insistence on independence was shown in his decision in 1971 to publish a secret government history of the Vietnam War known as the Pentagon Papers. It was a defining moment for him and, in the view of many journalists and historians, his finest.

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Response to rfranklin (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 11:26 AM

2. Yeah, "Punch" was all right...

 

"Pinch"? Not so much...

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

3. ... Sulzberger’s biggest decision as publisher came in June 1971, when he gave the go-ahead to print

the Pentagon Papers, the 7,000-page Defense Department report that revealed the U.S. government had lied about its escalating involvement in Vietnam.

Publishing the report set off a showdown with President Richard Nixon’s White House, a battle the Times won when the Supreme Court ruled the government didn’t have the right to stop publication on national security grounds ...


Arthur Sulzberger, Ex-New York Times Publisher, Dies at 86
By Leon Lazaroff - Sep 29, 2012 3:20 PM ET
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-29/arthur-sulzberger-former-new-york-times-publisher-dies-at-86.html

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 04:21 PM

4. ... As a new publisher in 1963, Mr. Sulzberger rebuffed a request from President John F. Kennedy

to recall the Times’s Vietnam correspondent, David Halberstam, who had annoyed the military and administration with reports that punctured official claims about the war’s progress, reports which brought Halberstam and the Times a share of the 1964 Pulitzer for international reporting ...

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, former New York Times publisher, dies at 86
By Patricia Sullivan
Updated: Saturday, September 29, 11:29 AM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/arthur-ochs-sulzberger-former-new-york-times-publisher-dies-at-86/2012/09/29/b8df14ce-0a46-11e2-933e-28d53c6ac092_story.html

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 04:26 PM

5. ... The high court also had sided with the newspaper in the Times v. Sullivan, a case

that began before Sulzberger took over but was settled in 1964 when he was publisher. The ruling established standards for malice that must be proved in libel cases ...

UPDATE 2-Former NY Times executive Arthur Sulzberger dies at 86
Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:28pm EDT
* Times won 31 Pulitzers under Sulzberger
* Published Pentagon Papers despite White House objections

By Jennifer Saba
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/29/usa-sulzberger-idUSL1E8KT13220120929?type=marketsNews


New York Times Co. v. Sullivan
376 U.S. 254 (1964)
Syllabus ... Factual error, content defamatory of official reputation, or both, are insufficient to warrant an award of damages for false statements unless "actual malice" -- knowledge that statements are false or in reckless disregard of the truth -- is alleged and proved ...
MR. JUSTICE BRENNAN delivered the opinion of the Court ...
http://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/376/254/case.html

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Response to Warren Stupidity (Original post)

Sat Sep 29, 2012, 04:53 PM

6. RIP Arthur.

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