You betcha! Today's Inside Politics column in the Washington Times gives a prime example.
In 2003, the New York Times approached Former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger. Mr. Eagleburger was quoted at the time,
"I was approached by the New York Times to write an op-ed piece. To make it very short, when I talked to them about it, I was told what we want is criticism of the administration. Right out. Flat out. told me we want criticism of the administration. Needless to say, I did not write the op-ed piece."