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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

NY Times Responds

> Dear RFN:
> I am an editor on the Culture Desk of The New York Times and your
> e-mail about Jacques Steinberg's story was forwarded to me. First, thank
> you for being a loyal reader. We greatly appreciate them. And thank you
> for your e-mail. You're quite right that Colbert said his father was a
> "turd miner.'' We checked the transcript, and at the end of the
> "interview,'' he also described himself as "the son of a turd farmer.'' It must be
> a hard life, akin to that of the Hungarian velcro farmers featured in Not
> The Wall Street Journal many years ago.
> -Ed Marks
> Culture Desk


At 3:34 PM, Blogger rfn said...

do you suppose i should use my new insider credibility to request an early end to the new "thursday styles" section? at least until they start getting it right once a week...

At 12:45 PM, Blogger rfn said...

Dear Editor,

Please publicize the below "error" meriting the correction that mine
was denied:

• Because of an editing error, an obituary on Sunday and in some
copies on Monday about Mel Gussow, a theater critic and reporter for
The New York Times, referred incorrectly to the Greenwich Village house next to his that was destroyed in 1970 by explosives belonging to the radical political group the Weathermen. The building was a town house, not a brownstone.


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