Wednesday, February 02, 2005

The New York Times and blogs

Two weeks ago the New York Times irresponsibly ran an article which in the lede passed along unsubstantiated rumors which could have endagered lives.

The blogosphere, or at least some members of the blogosphere, had a field day at the expense of the Times and Sarah Boxer, the writer of the article. Notable was a post entitled "Shame on the New York Times" by Jeff Jarvis. The entry starts by stating that the Times story is
irresponsible, sloppy, lazy, inaccurate, incomplete, exploitive, biased, and -- worst of all -- dangerous, putting the lives of its subjects at risk.
Over the next couple of thousand words, Jarvis supports his case.

This week Times public editor Daniel Okrent responded to Jarvis.

And today Jarvis responds to Okrent. Let's just say he's not satisfied.

(Jarvis links via Instapundit.)