Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Public Editor Hits 'Times' on Perlstein 'Plagiarism'
Margaret Sullivan, the NYT's public editor, just out with blog post on the paper's prominent piece on those "plagiarism" charges against Rick Perlstein. The paper, she finds, still largely defends but she is largely critical. As she note, it's serious charge to be left as he said/she said, especially with a left/right political context. "The Times article amplified a damaging accusation of plagiarism without establishing its validity and doing so in a way that is transparent to the reader. The standard has to be higher."
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