Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Jared Paul Stern, the former New York Post reporter whom federal investigators suspected of trying to extort money from billionaire Ron Burkle in exchange for favorable coverage, will not be charged with any crimes. Mr. Burkle said Mr. Stern asked for money up front and additional regular payments to ensure that coverage; Mr. Stern denied the allegations. Read more here in a New York Times article. Here is coverage from the New York Post, Mr. Stern's former paper. Contrast it with the coverage the Post gave the case when Stern was initially accused.