The news of the day

The news of the day includes word that the previously spiked sports columns of New York Times writers Dave Anderson and Harvey Araton will see the light of day–in the Times–this weekend. The story is a Newsweek Web exclusive by Seth Mnookin: “The Times backs down.” For those involved, such as the estimable Dave Anderson, the story is obviously not funny. But is it possible that the powers that be at the Times have any understanding of the fact that they have made themselves a national laughingstock?


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