About a Friendship Between a Reporter and a Supreme Court Justice: Did It Violate Journalism’s Best Practices?

From a story on politico.com by Michael Schaffer headlined “Nina Totenberg Had a Beautiful Friendship With RBG. Her Book About It Is an Embarrassment.”:

Did Nina Totenberg know a secret that could have changed history?

The question hovers over Dinners With Ruth, Totenberg’s new memoir of her four-decade friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, complicating the chronicle of the pair’s triumphs and sorrows, lingering in the air like the fishy aroma of the bouillabaisse Totenberg used to bring to the ailing justice.