NYT faces backlash for publishing op-ed from a Taliban leader

The New York Times’ decision to publish an op-ed from a leader of the Taliban on the eve of peace talks was widely criticized for its questionable ethics and lack of context. TIME Magazine contributor and CNN Global Affairs Analyst, Kim Dozier, who survived a car bombing in Baghdad in 2006, says the failure to let the American public know of Sirajuddin Haqqani’s violent background plays into “what many critics of this deal say are a whitewashing, an attempt to make the Taliban look like they haven’t waged a pretty horrific war against the Afghan people.”

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