"It's true" he told he said NPR's David Folkenflik.
When asked about the maps that have been strategically placed to hide the damage in the Washington bureau, Baquet said that he does have a "temper," the New York Post reported. He said that in every case he had become mad at somebody above him in the rank, adding that it's not an excuse, but a fact.
Baquet also confessed that there was "significant disagreement" with Abramson over her plan to bring in a co-managing editor as his equal and that this frustration made a significant contribution to Abramson's getting fired.
Baquet also said that he never gave New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr an ultimatum that it was either him or her.