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New York Times Reporter Sat On Public Records Challenging Warren’s Pregnancy-Discrimination Claim

A reporter who now works for The New York Times failed to report on public records which he obtained in April that cut against Senator Elizabeth Warren's (D., Mass.) claim that she was fired from a teaching position in 1971 due to pregnancy discrimination. Reid Epstein, who was then working for The Wall Street Journal , filed an open-records request with the Riverdale Board of Education on April 2 seeking "to inspect or obtain" copies of public records relating to Warren's time teaching at Riverdale during the 1970-1971 school year. In response to his request, Epstein received school-board minutes on April 10 that challenge Warren's story, according to documents obtained by National Review through the New Jersey Open Records Act. Epstein, who moved to the Times on April 19, never broke the story. Reached for comment, a Times  spokeswoman said that the “records were inconclusive” and the potential story required further sourcing. Earlier this month, the