Apparently, The New York Times is no longer getting approval for quotes.
I agree, I did not know that previously they got approval. And I can see how that could easily create an endless loop of revision between Journalists and those in PR.
And I can appreciate from the PR side of things, having to get quotes approved. But more importantly, I can appreciate the journalists not having to get approval, so they can actually report what they are told, not a fabricated, dishonest PR-speak quote.