Editor & Publisher
Los Angeles Times media writer James Rainey told New York Times executive editor Bill Keller that "some people inside the paper believe that Alessandra [Stanley] has been allowed to continue as a critic, without sufficient punishment, because she is close with [managing editor] Jill Abramson. Keller responded: "We love a conspiracy theory, but the truth is simple: Alessandra has been allowed to continue as a critic because she is -- in my opinion, among others -- a brilliant critic."