I asked [former National Archives supervisory tapes archivist Frederick J.] Graboske how he was certain Kutler mixed the two tapes on purpose. To have done it, he said, “would have been the height of sloppiness, and Stanley is a sloppy researcher or he did it deliberately.” That is a different answer than he gave Cohen. If plain error was a possibility, I do not think The Times should have printed the charge without strong evidence. Journalistic balance, giving both sides, did not produce fairness here.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Stanley Yes, Patricia No, Says Times Editor
At the New York Times, public editor Clark Hoyt's rebuke of reporter Patricia Cohen is stinging: