Response from the New York Times

It’s an standard response, but I have a faint hope that I will get a formal one…

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The New York Times does respond to pressure. It happened before. It can happen again. This is not a lost cause. Keep praying. Keep up the pressure. Don’t take your eye off the ball!

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