Yesterday, San Francisco Chronicle Editor at Large Phil Bronstein wrote a blog post that “all but accused the New York Times of plagiarizing a Chronicle story about Oakland Police Chief Anthony W. Batts for its inaugural Bay Area edition last Friday,” BayNewser reports.
The Times issued a release today denying the allegations, and now Bronstein has published a mea culpa on The Huffington Post.
However, although Bronstein apologized for his ultimately incorrect assumption, he did take the Times to task for publishing a story that was basically told in two other California pubs:
“Times, don’t ignore all the good things I said in the post just because you’re the paper of record and you can — I expect a lot for $900-plus a year. Like a lead story in a news section that hasn’t shown up, in very similar form (or, in the case of the Long Beach Post-Telegram, in different form) everywhere else.”