“Did the Mainstream Press Really Bungle the Campaign’s ‘Single Biggest Story’?”

NYT Public Editor: “In one of the most fascinating media-related pieces I’ve read in a while, Dan Froomkin interviews Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein, two longtime Washington observers who wrote a book together and soon after, they say, found themselves near pariahs in a city that didn’t want to hear what they had to say.”

Ornstein to Froomkin: “Ornstein is particularly infuriated that none of the supposed reader advocates at major newspapers have raised the issues they brought up. “What the fuck is an ombudsman doing if he’s not writing about this?” he asked.”

NYT Public Editor: “his points are duly noted…”


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