FLASHBACK: When the New York Times Admitted to Using Democratic Oppo Research

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The New York Times report last week on Marco Rubio and his wife’s multiple traffic citations had the fingerprints of liberal opposition research firm American Bridge all over it, but the paper maintains that multiple reporters came across the traffic citations independently “while looking into something else.”

Last year, though, in a story on the cover of its Sunday paper on Charles and David Koch, New York Times reporter Nicholas Confessore disclosed that “the Times was alerted to the [Koch] archive by American Bridge, a liberal political organization that has been critical of the Kochs.”