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June 22, 2013

NY Times’ Michael Hastings Obit Criticized By Public Editor

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 16:47

The New York Times’ public editor criticized the paper’s obituary for the late Michael Hastings, saying that it did not capture “what a distinctive figure he was in American journalism.”

The Times has come under fire from many corners for the obituary–most prominently from Hastings’ widow, Elise Jordan. In a blistering letter to the paper, she said the obituary had distorted the fallout from Hastings’ landmark 2010 article which brought down Gen. Stanley McChrystal. (The Times denied this in its reply.)

The progressive media watchdog FAIR agreed, saying that the Times “went out of its way to discredit the reporter’s best-known story.”

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via The Huffington Post | Full News Feed http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/22/ny-times-michael-hastings-obit_n_3483387.html

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