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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Public Ed. Hits 'NYT' Hastings Obit

As I suspected, the fine Times public editor (who I interviewed for a profile in The Nation awhile back)  Margaret Sullivan has come through with a post criticizing the paper for its Michael Hastings obit this week.  His widow had protested to top editors, in vain, then took her case to Sullivan.  Along with many others, I pushed for this online.   Excerpt:  ["T]he Pentagon references, suggesting a debunking of the Rolling Stone article’s conclusions, got more space than what many consider to be essential information about Mr. Hastings: that he was a fearless disturber of the peace who believed not in playing along with those in power, but in radical truth-telling."

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