Times Bars Note on Caroline's Rumored Affair With Publisher

'We don't report that stuff,' sniffs Gray Lady

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 22, 2008 3:45 AM CST

(Newser) – The New York Times will report almost anything newsworthy—except a rumored affair between its publisher and Caroline Kennedy, Gawker reports. When a reader commented on the paper’s City Room blog wondering if the Times would address the gossip surrounding the two, the comment was deleted with the explanation that “We don’t report stuff like this, regardless of people involved.” Uh, sure.

“It’s very relevant that someone who wants one of the highest political offices in the state is in a romantic relationship with the publisher of the most influential newspaper in the state,” said the deleted post.

Arthur "Pinch" Sulzberger Jr., the chairman and publisher of The New York Times Company, leaves the company's shareholders' meeting last year.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg speaks at the Democratic National Convention in August.   (Getty Images)
Caroline Kennedy and her husband, Edwin Schlossberg, attend a MoMA's party in New York.   (Getty Images)
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