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The New York Times (Literature)

"Actually, Dean O'Dell, I think that's covered under…"
"…Protection of sources. Yes, I know. Fine thing for The New York Times, but I want that name, so you can tell me, or I can have you expelled from Hearst College."

The New York Times is a massive newspaper published in New York City and distributed all over the world. The Times ran into some trouble recently when a reporter refused to reveal a source, and her refusal landed her in jail. (But did Robert Novak, the reporter whose column revealed the name of the CIA agent and started the controversy, get in any trouble? Of course not.) The dean figured expulsion was just as good a threat as jail time.

3.03 "Wichita Linebacker"

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