Okrent's Startling Admission
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The indispensible Powerline notes the following back-biting by the Times' Daniel Okrent as he exits, stage left:
|Daniel Okrent is stepping down as "public editor" of the New York Times. He seems like a pretty good guy; after all, he apparently invented rotisserie league fantasy baseball. (My team has tailed off after a red-hot start.) In his farewell column, he itemizes "13 Things I Meant to Write About but Never Did". The most interesting is number two:|
He's wrong about Safire, of course; there were amply documented links between Saddam's Iraq and al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, which we've written about many times. The interesting one, to me, is Okrent's comment about Krugman, which suggests that Krugman may be as insufferable in the flesh as he is in print.
Powerline: A Startling Admission