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Comey criticism nowhere to be found in New York Times

Funny, but I didn’t find much about the criticism of former FBI director James Comey on The New York Times website last Friday. That was the day after the Justice Department’s internal investigator, Michael Horowitz, blasted Comey for being deceitful about memos he leaked, through a friend, to The Times. I’m not going to criticize The Times for allowing Comey to use it to get information he wanted out to the public. Every journalist is in that position at one time or another. But it’s still embarrassing when the public gets to see how news stories come about. It’s not a whole lot less disgusting than the way sausages are made. Here’s my guess for what happens next: Comey isn’t off the hook yet. And The Times had better ...