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NYT‘s Andrew Ross Sorkin Answers His Critics

As chief mergers and acquisitions reporter for The New York Times, Andrew Ross Sorkin has won praise for his ability to forge sources deep within Wall Street and criticism for his direct style and quick rise to fame.

In our Media Beat interview, he says that the column he’s most proud of was actually the one that caused his own paper  to admonish him publicly  — a piece encouraging automaker GM to pursue a government-sponsored bankruptcy.

“I think that part of the reason the column was so controversial was the  idea that you were going to put this company out of business and that you were even talking about it as openly,” Sorkin explained. “If you go back and look at what the government ultimately did and all the steps they took in between, it really actually follows the column almost to a tee.”

So, which story does he regret? Watch the full video to find out.

Part 1: Andrew Ross Sorkin on Launching and Growing The New York Times Dealbook

Part 3: Andrew Ross Sorkin of The New York Times: ‘Persistence over talent wins every day’

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