Yesterday, as New York Times executive editor Bill Keller sent a comment to The New York Observer, continuing the spat between the Times and The Wall Street Journal, former Journal editor Marcus Brauchli was offering his take on the year-old dust up to Politico.
“I have to say I wondered, since when do newspaper editors take it upon themselves to correct what they in their righteousness perceive as factual errors in other peoples’ press releases? That must keep them very busy,” Brauchli told Michael Calderone about his thoughts last year upon hearing that Keller had written to the George Polk Awards committee to complain about a press release that mentioned the Journal.
Of course, Brauchli wasn’t too busy to write a letter of his own to the award committee, defending his paper’s work against Keller’s griping.
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