Sunday, February 24, 2008

NYT Public Editor: Yes, We're Incompetent

I wonder how much longer Clark Hoyt will be in the employ of the New York Times.

Then again, maybe William Keller should just be fired for sheer incompetence and replaced by Hoyt.

I recommend you read the whole piece, but if you don't have the time, it can all be summarized here:
A newspaper cannot begin a story about the all-but-certain Republican presidential nominee with the suggestion of an extramarital affair with an attractive lobbyist 31 years his junior and expect readers to focus on anything other than what most of them did. And if a newspaper is going to suggest an improper sexual affair, whether editors think that is the central point or not, it owes readers more proof than The Times was able to provide.

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