Page Exclusive: New York Times Responds to Rev. Wright

Chicago Tribune/New York Times

ESSENTIAL READING: Gray Lady explains, defends 2007 story and reporter who wrote it here.

“Ms. Kantor in no way misrepresented the nature or purpose of the interview; as soon as it was ready for publication, we published exactly the longer story we told Mr. Wright we were working on and that he referred to in his letter.”

“Putting aside the question of why a letter that is more than a year old is suddenly getting new circulation, it is worth noting that at no time has Mr. Wright challenged the accuracy of either story written by Ms. Kantor – both of which, given the events of the last several weeks, seem remarkably prescient about the potential political peril in the Obama-Wright relationship.”

Responds to biting 2007 open letter from Wright to the paper featured on The Page here.

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