Following on from my earlier related posting, I noticed that the NYTimes did select my Comments & Questions –thanks NYT– so here they are:
“245. March 13th, 2008; 3:36 am
The common wisdom seems to be that Mr. Spitzer was hoist on his own crusading petard. There is a suggestion in the air that if he hadn’t been “such a hypocrite” that this might not have come out the way it did.
Many wellknown figures –among them Alan Dershowitz and David Boies– have raised serious questions, that are not easy to evaluate, about how Mr. Spitzer came to be “singled out” –if indeed he was “singled out”– and seem to be suggesting that the whole story of how this all unfolded has not been told, including questioning as to how the NYT was chosen to be given the story in the first place, and what part his political enemies might have played in outing him.
How confident is the NYT that it knows the whole story?
What part if any did Mr. Spitzer’s enemies play in his outing?
Does the NYT consider in retrospect that it was sufficiently aware of Mr. Spitzer’s astounding immaturity and gave it proper coverage to your readers over the course of his career?
Was the NYT as shocked as the rest of us?
— Posted by Malachi McCormick