April 26, 2005

Romenesko Letters
Steve Brill on Alessandra Stanley‘s Katie Couric slam in Monday’s New York Times: “It’s one thing to write a review in The Arts Section saying the show is slipping or that it seems desperate, or that ‘the camera fixates on Ms. Couric’s legs.’ That’s all about the content of the show — fair game for a critic, and really good stuff. But it’s quite another to report as fact — all unsourced — that ‘people dart behind doors and douse the lights’ when Katie approaches, that ‘panic has set it,’ etc. Who says? What’s Katie’s comment? Was she asked to comment?”

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