The First Rule Of Journalism

by Chris Bodenner

NYT ombudsman Clark Hoyt calls out Cintra Wilson for her controversial piece mocking the arrival of JC Penney's to Manhattan. As Gawker translates, "You do NOT talk shit on Bill Keller's momma":

Bill Keller, the executive editor of The Times, was unhappy, too. The column, he said, “would make a fine exhibit for someone making the case that The Times has an arrogant streak.” Keller said his mother was a Penney’s shopper for much of her life, and she would have found the review “snotty.” He told me that he wished it had not been published.

Ouch.