Bill Keller Replies
The editor of the New York Times gives "Press Box" a piece of his mind.
I, too, hope readers brew a fresh pot, click the link, and reread the article after reading our exchange. And because I've blabbed on so long here, I offer you the opportunity of the last word if you've got more to say. I'll append it below and make sure the Slate cover page runs a "refer" pointing to it. [Addendum, Jan. 10:It proved too unwieldy to append Keller's last word here, so click this link to read his final word and a comment from reporter Gardiner Harris.]
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