NYT editor blasts Notre Dame prof's 'slanderous bit of nonsense'
"On Point with Tom Ashbrook"
Notre Dame history professor Scott Appleby claims that Times executive editor Bill Keller once compared Pope John Paul II to Hitler and Stalin. "That is utterly false," says Keller. "As an historian, Mr. Appleby has a particular obligation to get his facts straight. And, by the way, he has reason to remember the column in question: he was quoted in it."