A little background from the author:
A vitally important piece of the history of US/Russian relations is just being memory-holed. I hope many people read this book.
Yes, the HuffPo is a sleazy left-wing click-bait site. But:
Doxing is revealing a person’s private information: home address, telephone number, etc. Identifying a popular anonymous troll by name is NOT doxing.— Lydia Polgreen (@lpolgreen) June 5, 2018
1. It is a Popular click-bait site and it is not treated as sleazy by the MSM guild.
2. It's editor-in-chief is a former reporter and editor at the New York Times. Which may tell us something about the ethics/ideology of the Times.
3. It is owned by Verizon. It is not a fly-by-night operation.
Why the Times editors like David Brooks:
William Rusher to William F. Buckley:
I recently read somewhere a little homily to the effect that if a person makes us think we're thinking, we love him; but if he makes us think, we hate him. Take your choice-- and then make up your mind to take the consequences.
In 2003, Brooks got a call from New York Times editorial-page editor Gail Collins inviting him to lunch. Collins was looking for a conservative to replace outgoing columnist William Safire, but one who understood how liberals think. “I was looking for the kind of conservative writer that wouldn’t make our readers shriek and throw the paper out the window,” says Collins. “He was perfect.”