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Q: famous quotations, new york city ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: famous quotations, new york city
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: dermvis-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 06 Dec 2005 15:35 PST
Expires: 05 Jan 2006 15:35 PST
Question ID: 602335
Who said, and about what:
"who it is asked, elected the New York Times?"

Request for Question Clarification by pinkfreud-ga on 06 Dec 2005 15:50 PST
I'm not finding any references to this. Where and when did you
encounter the quote? Are you certain of the exact wording?

Clarification of Question by dermvis-ga on 06 Dec 2005 16:09 PST
It's in an open-book economics quiz by a lady who has an investment newsletter.
Google, google book, google news, don't have it.  I would guess that
it is by a conservative politician.

Clarification of Question by dermvis-ga on 06 Dec 2005 16:11 PST
More clarification:  The question was asked yesterday.  The quote is
believed to be exact but I can't be certain.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 06 Dec 2005 17:48 PST
This sentence appears in a work of fiction:

"Nobody has elected The New York Times to be the government of the
United States..."

Do you think that could be it?

Subject: Re: famous quotations, new york city
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 06 Dec 2005 17:57 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Never mind the above remark.

The quote comes verbatim from an article regarding the Pentagon Papers
written by James Reston, and appearing in an op-ed piece in the NY
Times of June 23, 1971:

Who Elected The Times?
by James Reston

"...Who, it is asked, elected The New York Times?  How can outsiders
judge better than the official insiders what damage may be done by
publication of secret documents?..."

I trust this information fully answers your question.  

However, please don't rate this answer until you have everything you
need.  If you would like any additional information, just post a
Request for Clarification to let me know how I can assist you further,
and I'm at your service.

All the best,


search strategy -- searched the NY Times database for the phrase in question.

Request for Answer Clarification by dermvis-ga on 07 Dec 2005 05:52 PST

Please look at the new question with quotations.  


Clarification of Answer by pafalafa-ga on 07 Dec 2005 06:13 PST
Thanks so much for the stars.  I'll be sure to look over your other
question as well.

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