” If you think I write stories where it is all right to just be good enough, are you kidding? You think I have a cavalier attitude on throwing stuff out? Are you kidding? I am not cavalier about what I do for a living. “


” I say to people, ‘Do you have any idea how hard it is to do that, to write 7,000 words in 10 hours or 12 hours for the front page of the ‘New York Times’ and to know that they trust you so much that that it’s going to lead the paper?’ It’s hard. I mean, it’s a feat. “


” I wrote a lot about Cheney in ‘The New Yorker,’ but I wrote very little of what I know. The only time I ever mentioned what he ever said at a meeting was when there were many people there who were not insiders, you know, other people not in the government, so my sources would be protected. “


” I think the moment anybody seriously tampers with the First Amendment, you’re going to see an outcry. “


” I joined the ‘Times’ in 1972, and I came with the mark of Cain on me because I was clearly against the war. But my editor, Abe Rosenthal, he hired me because he liked stories. He used to come to the Washington bureau and almost literally pat me on the head and say, ‘How is my little Commie today? What do you have for me? “



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If you think I write stories where it is all right to just be good enough, are you kidding? You think I have a cavalier attitude on throwing stuff out? Are you kidding? I am not cavalier about what I do for a living.
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I wrote a lot about Cheney in
I think the moment anybody seriously tampers with the First Amendment, you
I joined the
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