The New York Times published an investigative piece that purports to pull the veil off think tanks’ financial ties with corporate interests. Relying on internal memos and correspondence, New York Times’ journalists Eric Lipton and Brooke Williams point the finger especially at the Brookings Institution and its cozy relationship to corporate donors.
The Brookings Institution, a major think tank based in Washington, hit back with a post on Medium today. “We are proud of our scholars, their work, and our partnership with our donors,” the post reads. It argued that the New York Times “cherry picked phrases” and “fundamentally misrepresents our mission” and how the think tank operates. It reads:
Check out the entire Brookings’ response here on Medium.