Drudge.......

John A. Quayle blueoval at SGI.NET
Mon Jul 26 11:19:12 MDT 1999


  TAKE ACTION!!!!    PLEASE CIRCULATE!!!!!
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Write NY TIMES!!!!  EMAIL ADDY: letters at nytimes.com
Tell them to RELEASE Gerth/Citibank Report!!!!!!
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NY TIMES HOLDS BACK NEW GERTH STORY ON CITIBANK AND CHINA
http://www.drudgereport.com/matt1.htm
**Exclusive**

The DRUDGE REPORT has learned that the NEW YORK TIMES is holding
back a new blockbuster report that details how a New York City bank has
been slow to cooperate with various federal investigations looking into money
transfers from China to individuals suspected of passing cash to the
Democratic National Committee.

According to publishing sources, NEW YORK TIMES star reporter Jeff Gerth
filed his story last Friday. And publication of the report has now been
bumped  from Saturday to Sunday to Monday...to one day.

"It is a big story, and its fair to say that the editors are nervous," one
newspaper source explained early on Monday. "And sure, CITIBANK
is a huge advertiser."

The exclusive report details how CITIBANK has failed to cooperate with
various law enforcement officials in the China case. Investigators have
subpoenaed bank account records of suspected money runners. CITIBANK
has balked at providing any such records, according to the report, citing,
among other things, a "language barrier" problem with its Hong Kong office.

[CITIBANK also claimed the twelve hour time differential between New York
and Hong Kong has led to communication difficulties.]

One congressional committee investigating the cash transfers from China is
now threatening to subpoena individuals from CITIBANK to explain the lack
of cooperation.

China's alleged money laundering scheme has been on Gerth's radar
for months.

"[Gerth] filed a solid story, that was very well sourced," one TIMES insider
said of the Pulitzer Prize winner. "No one really knows why it hasn't run."

Or if it will ever run?

Developing...
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SAMPLE LETTER:

Dear New York Times Editor,

Please explain why a major breaking news piece by PULITZER PRIZE
winning writer Jeff Gerth has been spiked.

I believe your journalistic integrity is on the line.  Please run this
major China-Gate report "that details how a New York City bank [Citibank]
has been slow to cooperate with various federal investigations looking
into money transfers from China to individuals suspected of passing
cash to the Democratic National Committee.

It appears your advertising revenues [garnered from Citibank] are in this
case, more important than your patriotism and duty to reporting the
truth accurately and fully.  I hope this is not the case.

A Patriotic American,

   (your name)

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Thanks, Tami Kay Freedman



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