Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
Industry | By Terrell Bush

NYT under fire for spiking a Stephen Miller interview from its podcast

NYT under fire for spiking a Stephen Miller interview from its podcast

Miller, a 32-year old White House aide, is reportedly the author of some of the Trump administration's most controversial immigration policies, including the most recent "zero-tolerance" practice of prosecuting all adults who cross the U.S. border illegally and separating them from their children in the process. The issue is that Davis interviewed Miller a few weeks ago for a big story about the topic, but hadn't discussed the other ways the audio could be used.

Adweek reporter Josh Sternberg reported the White House did not want the Times to run the recording on "The Daily", Michael Barbaro's daily news podcast, and asked the newspaper not to use it.

Last month, the Trump administration made a decision to begin criminally prosecuting almost all illegal border crossers, tightening up a policy that had in the past been more discretionary and lenient to illegal immigrants. "Miller was quoted, on the record, in that story", the Times said.

He slammed the White House for continuously claiming that they are simply enforcing the law. When sources are interviewed on the record, they are aware that what they are saying is, well, on the record.

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They said their calls for change, notably to fix "hypocrisy" and "unrelenting bias" against Israel were ignored. She had been threatening the pull-out since past year unless the council made changes advocated by the U.S.

Patrons at a Mexican restaurant in D.C. recognized Trump aide Stephen Miller and took him to task on Sunday for his hand in the administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, according to a Wednesday New York Post report.

Rather, Coffman has set his sights on a much lower-profile but arguably equally influential figure - Stephen Miller.

The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald called the Times decision "too incredible to believe".

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