We posted Steve Robbins’s message to New York Times reporter Matt Bai as “An open letter to Matt Bai.” Steve communicated directly with Bai by email and has forwarded Bai’s gracious response:
Thanks for writing, Steve. After thinking this through, I do intend to issue a clarification in the paper, because I was too casual in my language. It was an honest oversight, of which we’re all guilty from time to time–not a conspiracy.
The New York Times
[Telephone number deleted]/www.mattbai.com
We look forward to posting Bai’s clarification as soon as it is available.