New York Times Responsible For Journalist's Death, Cousin Alleges

For many admirers of Anthony Shadid's reporting, the foreign correspondent's death in Syria earlier this year was a needless tragedy. For at least one member of Shadid's family, the blame for the war reporter's death from an acute asthma attack lies with his employer, The New York Times.

On Sunday, according to Politico, Shadid's cousin told an annual gathering of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee that the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist (pictured at left) had heated arguments with his editors just prior to his final trip into the country, and informed his wife that The New York Times would be to blame if he died.