Barry Meier obtained a fantastic plug on Sunday for his new e-book, “Spooked: The Trump Dossier, Black Cube and the Rise of the Private Spies,” when The New York Occasions’ enterprise part took an excerpt from it to steer its entrance web page.
An identifier on the backside of the article calls Meier a “former reporter” for the Occasions, and certainly in 2017 he was a part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning Occasions crew for worldwide reporting.
The paper, nonetheless, uncared for to say that Meier can also be the partner of Occasions enterprise editor Ellen Pollock.
That raised eyebrows, since giving such prized placement within the biz part is bound to goose e-book gross sales.
“It’s inappropriate,” stated Jon Friedman, a former media columnist at Marketwatch and now an adjunct professor at Stony Brook College.
“It’s not the scandal of the century, however the reader ought to have all the data . . . All of the Occasions needed to do was give it a one-liner. The truth that they didn’t raises questions.”
The Occasions hasn’t bothered to appropriate the omission since being requested about it.
“Barry Meier has written for The New York Occasions as a reporter or contributor for 32 years,” a spokeswoman stated. “When he contributes, Ellen Pollock just isn’t concerned within the editorial course of.”