NY Times executive editor: We should have done 'fewer' Dershowitz stories

NY Times executive editor: We should have done 'fewer' Dershowitz stories
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New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet conceded on Monday his newspaper "should have coordinated better and done fewer" stories on Alan Dershowitz after the newspaper was criticized over its coverage of the famed attorney's summer vacation.
 
The Times ran four stories on Dershowitz over the past week that came from four different news desks and included six bylines and two additional writing credits, according to the Daily Beast.

"We are trying to increase our coverage of cranky white guys," Baquet joked in a text message to a reporter with the Daily Beast. "Seriously, it's a big place and different desks made their own plans. We should have coordinated better and done fewer.”

Dershowitz, who has frequently spoken out against the special counsel investigation into President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE and Russia's election meddling, seemed to revel in the attention as he prepares for the release of his new book, "The Case Against Impeaching Trump," which hit bookstores on Monday
 
“Four stories,” Dershowitz said in a phone interview with the Daily Beast. “You’d think it would be on ‘Page Six.’ You wouldn’t think it would be on the front page of The New York Times.”

Among the stories on Dershowitz the Times ran with were "A Frosty Summer for Dershowitz on Liberal Martha’s Vineyard;" "Yet Another Book Takes on Impeachment: This Time, the Case Against;" and “The Dersh," which consisted of a long interview with the 79-year-old retired Harvard Law professor, who goes by that nickname.
 
Dershowitz is not an exclusive contributor to any broadcast or cable news network, but has often appeared in recent months on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC to make his case for Trump, arguing the special counsel investigation should have never began in the first place because no specific crime could be defined, among other reasons. He is also a contributor to The Hill.
 
"Hypothetically, if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Heller embraces Trump in risky attempt to survive in November Live coverage: Cruz, O'Rourke clash in Texas debate MORE had been elected, which I was hoping ... and she were being subject to an impeachment investigation, I'd be making the same arguments and I'd be the 'hero of the Vineyard,' the very same arguments I've been making, people would be applauding me and cheering me and loving me," he recently told MSNBC's Kasie Hunt. 
 
Dershowitz said he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016 and is only defending Trump based on legal arguments.