The New York Times has expressed disappointment with Time Inc's decision to have a reporter turn over notes from a confidential source under threat from a federal court. Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times and chairman of The New York Times Company, issued this statement this morning.
We are deeply disappointed by Time Inc.ís decision to deliver the subpoenaed records. We faced similar pressures in 1978 when both our reporter Myron Farber and the Times Company were held in contempt of court for refusing to provide the names of confidential sources.
Mr. Farber served 40 days in jail and we were forced to pay significant fines. Our focus is now on our own reporter, Judith Miller, and in supporting her during this difficult time.