Friday, June 30, 2006

Sulzburger slaps back

NYT's Publisher responds to the WSJ which slapped the Times for using The Journal as an "idealogical wingman" in revealing secret administration tactics for hunting terrorists through international financial transactions. Says, Pinch:
"I know many of the reporters and editors at The Wall Street Journal and have greater faith in their journalistic excellence than does the Editorial Page of their own paper. I, for one, do not believe they were unaware of the importance of what they were publishing nor oblivious to the impact such a story would have."
Is that it? Is that all you got? Reminds me of Charles Durning as the governor in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas singing "The Sidestep." Still, as I said about two posts below, the WSJ could have avoided that remark by asking their colleagues on the other side of the wall whether they would have published the story had they broken it.

Also, E&P excerpts more of the Journal editorial for your reading pleasure.

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