Saturday, June 22, 2013
Public Ed. Hits 'NYT' Hastings Obit
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."
is author of a dozen books (click on covers at right), including the new "THE TUNNELS: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill." He was the longtime editor of Editor & Publisher. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @GregMitch