Steve Brill swipes back at Alessandra Stanley

80's.jpgSteve Brill takes issue today with Alessandra Stanley’s Katie Couric-bashing in yesterday’s NYT, calling her out on Romenesko for making unsubstantiated claims about Katie’s reception at the office:

It’s one thing to write a review in The Arts Section saying the show is slipping or that it seems desperate, or that “the camera fixates on Ms. Couric’s legs”…[b]ut it’s quite another to report as fact — all unsourced — that “people dart behind doors and douse the lights” when Katie approaches, that “panic has set in,” etc. Who says? What’s Katie’s comment? Was she asked to comment?

Steve wants to see the NYT address this with an editor’s note. We just want to see this hairstyle come back.