The New Yorker Magazine
New York, NY
Dear Mr. Remnick:
In light of newly discovered records at the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance, which show Hendrik Hertzberg donated money, four-hundred dollars to be precise, to Robert Reich's campaign for governor, I have some questions for you.
1. Exactly how many donations has Hertzberg made in the past six years, either at the federal, state or local level?
2. What is the number of donations from all New Yorker editorial staff to politicians, in the same period and at any election level?
3. Precisely what does the New Yorker's policy on political donations state?
4. Considering that five New Yorker writers have donated to campaigns, and you've not seen fit to inform readers of the giving, exactly how many writers have to much donations before such information is disclosed in the pages of the magazine?
5. When will the New Yorker tell readers about the donations, the amounts and to whom, and the publication's political giving policy?
Here is the file on Hertzberg's political contributions to Reich:
08/13/2002 Hertzberg, Hendrik 211 West 106th St., Apt. 10A New York, NY 10025 $50.00 Journalist The New Yorker Magazine Reich, Robert
04/02/2002 Hertzberg, Hendrik 211 West 106th St., Apt. 10A New York, NY 10025 $100.00 Journalist The New Yorker Magazine Reich, Robert
01/12/2002 Hertzberg, Hendrik 221 West 106th St., Apt. 10A New York, NY 10025 $250.00 Journalist The New Yorker Magazine Reich, Robert
(Source: MA government site)
I ask for a prompt reply.
San Francisco, CA