Cityfile
Date: 2009-03-24
Author: Unavailable

Article Mentions
Mentioned, Daphne Merkin
Mentioned, Clark Hoyt
Mentioned, Andrew Rosenthal
Mentioned, Bernie Madoff
Mentioned, Gawker
Mentioned, Cityfile
Remember how author Daphne Merkin downplayed her brother's connection to Bernie Madoff in the Times this past weekend, describing Ezra Merkin as a sibling who did business with him, and then suggesting that Madoff's victims weren't really victims, since no one held a gun to their heads and demanded their cash? We weren't the only ones surprised by the bizarro op-ed. The Times agrees that a bit more disclosure was warranted, according to an email a reader received from Times public editor Clark Hoyt:Dear Reader:Thank you for writing about the Daphne Merkin Op-Ed in Sunday's Times. I agree with you that the disclosure that Ms. Merkin's unnamed sibling did business with Bernard Madoff was completely inadequate. Given the degree of J. Ezra Merk...(read more)
... downplayed her brother's connection to Bernie Madoff in the Times this past weekend, describing Ezra Merkin as a sibling who did business with him, and then suggesting that Madoff's victims weren't really victims, since no one held a gun to their hea ...
... Reader:Thank you for writing about the Daphne Merkin Op-Ed in Sunday's Times. I agree with you that the disclosure that Ms. Merkin's unnamed sibling did business with Bernard Madoff was completely inadequate. Given the degree of J. Ezra Merkin's invo ...
... the editorial page editor of The Times, who agrees that there should have been greater disclosure. Mr. Rosenthal does not contemplate an editor's note. I am considering what I want to do about this.Sincerely,Clark HoytPublic EditorThe New York Tim ...


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