Monday, November 19, 2007

`New York Times' Foreign Editor Worked With CIA

In his 1980 book, Without Fear Or Favor, a former New York Times Moscow correspondent named Harrison Salisbury revealed that the CIA:

“was interested in talking to Times men when they come back from assignment abroad and this, too, was set up…The contact for this, for many, many years was Emanuel Freedman, The Times foreign editor, now dead. The same CIA case officer who had handled these contacts since the early 1950s was still on duty in New York, still handling the same chores in 1979. He had been in the New York office for 30 years, but didn’t want his name mentioned. The CIA New York man got to know many Times correspondents and editors quite well although always on a business basis.”

(Downtown 9/23/92)

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