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William Safire

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July 2003: Journalist


RoleNameTypeLast Updated
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Nov 17, 2004
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) US Federal Government - Executive Branch Organization
Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) White House (Presidential advisory staff) Organization Nov 17, 2004
Advisor/Consultant to (past or present) President Richard M. Nixon Person Nov 17, 2004

Articles and Resources

Date Resource Read it at:
Nov 14, 2004 On 'Moral Values,' It's Blue in a Landslide

QUOTE: It's in the G.O.P.'s interest to pander to this far-right constituency - votes are votes - but you can be certain that a party joined at the hip to much of corporate America, Mr. Murdoch included, will take no action to curtail the blue culture these voters deplore.

New York Times
Oct 18, 2004 The Lowest Blow

QUOTE: The memoir about the Kerry-Edwards campaign that will be the best seller will reveal the debate rehearsal aimed at focusing national attention on the fact that Vice President Cheney has a daughter who is a lesbian.

New York Times
Mar 29, 2004 Follow-Up To Kofigate

QUOTE: At least $5 billion in kickbacks went from corrupt contractors — mainly French and Russian — into the pockets of Saddam and his thugs. Some went to pay off his protectors in foreign governments and media, and we may soon see how much stuck to the fingers of U.N. bureaucrats as well.

New York Times
Jul 10, 2003 The Risk That Failed

QUOTE: ...brain scientists are thinking long and hard about the morality (right or wrong) and the ethics (fair or unfair) of what such breakthroughs as genomics, molecular imaging and pharmaceuticals will make it possible for them to do.

New York Times
Jun 20, 2002 Enter the Globocourt

QUOTE: ...if dictators see reporters as potential witnesses in prosecutions, tyrants in trouble will be likely to kill those witnesses.

New York Times
Jan 07, 2002 State of the Pundit

QUOTE: Am I undergoing change of heart, change of mind, change of life? Questions of political loyalty and intellectual consistency always arise when an opinionmonger turns on one of his kind.

New York Times
Jan 03, 2002 Executive Privilege Again

QUOTE: The New England F.B.I.'s long-running abuse of power is "the greatest failing in federal law enforcement history," according to James Wilson, chief counsel to the House Government Reform Committee...John Ashcroft's Department of Justice does not want Congress to air out this long, shameful story.

New York Times
Nov 26, 2001 Kangaroo Courts

QUOTE: The U.C.M.J. demands a public trial, proof beyond reasonable doubt, an accused's voice in the selection of juries and right to choose counsel, unanimity in death sentencing and above all appellate review by civilians confirmed by the Senate. Not one of those fundamental rights can be found in Bush's military order setting up kangaroo courts for people he designates before "trial" to be terrorists.

New York Times
Nov 15, 2001 Seizing Dictatorial Power

QUOTE: ...a president of the United States has just assumed what amounts to dictatorial power to jail or execute aliens....we are letting George W. Bush get away with the replacement of the American rule of law with military kangaroo courts.

New York Times
Oct 25, 2001 Bush's Mideast Charade

QUOTE: a moment when the U.S. is dispatching bombers and soldiers to kill the assassins of 6,000 of our citizens harbored by the Taliban in Afghanistan, it is the height of hypocrisy to demand that our ally refrain from hunting down killers harbored by the P.L.O.

New York Times
Oct 08, 2001 Our 'Relentless' Liberation

QUOTE: The troubling part of our strategy is its blinkered tidiness...we leave Hamas and Hezbollah, with their Syrian and Iranian sponsorship, off the list of groups whose assets we freeze.

New York Times
Sep 24, 2001 The Ultimate Enemy

QUOTE: ...recognize now the greater danger of germ warfare or nuclear attack from a proven terrorist nation, and couple expected retribution for this month's attack with a strategy of pre-emptive retaliation?

New York Times
Sep 20, 2001 Equal Time for Hitler?

QUOTE: [Voice of America's news director] argued that for the agency to remain "a credible news organization," such interviews with terrorists "will be part of our balanced, accurate, objective and comprehensive reporting..."

New York Times
May 31, 2001 Needed: Freedom's Caucus

QUOTE: A more creative reaction to the domination of the U.N. by dictatorships...would be to breathe life into a parallel structure created with some fanfare but largely forgotten: the Community of Democracies.

New York Times