This Kissinger image (by David Levine) is one of 320 illustrations—by 142 of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary artists – that The New York Times itself originally commissioned for its Op-Ed Pages, but then got cold feet about running, and eventually paid more than $1 million in “kill fees” to hide from public view (sometimes for as long as 38 years).

Why Did The New York Times Kill This Image of Henry Kissinger?
(Not for His Naked Butt Cheeks!)
By Steve Brown – AlterNet (9 Mar 2009)