Tuesday, November 03, 2009

NY Times Admits Paying Taliban

Responding to charges from Michael Yon that the newspaper paid ransom to the Taliban for release of its reporter, the New York Times raised further questions about its relations with the Taliban with this statement on its blog:
Security consultants who worked on our case said cash was paid to Taliban members who said they knew our whereabouts.
I would like to see answers to three obvious questions:

1. How much was paid to the Taliban by the New York Times?

2. What did the Times get in exchange?

3. How come the New York Times has not been prosecuted under the Trading with the Enemy Act?