That's what worries me about this case... I don't think the Times journalist was simply 'curious'.
The guideline's broadest value comes from serving as a formal reminder for Times journalists of their need to be disciplined about personal opinions.
It really stinks and the Times journalists should be better than propagandists for a tyrant.
I can certainly imagine that future whistleblowers and other sources will be very wary of contacting Times journalists with their information though.
He says when Times journalists meet politicians it is not to "lobby" for the paper's interests, but to represent their readers and get stories.
I had a visit from a Times journalist, Lloyd Hirschman.
With two other Times journalists, I interviewed her in Manila before the February 1986 election.
The Times journalist, Andrew Billen, said the street was "bohemianised" but had remained working class.
Times standards require that we identify ourselves as Times journalists when we approach sources.
Times journalists are free to do many things as private citizens, such as donating money to a struggling charity in their community.