the grey lady stonewalls
Byron Calame, public editor at the New York Times, writes that he's getting the Heisman (for those of you non-football-savvy, this is the stiff-arm pose) from the editor and publisher of the NYT. Calame sent a list of 28 questions to executive editor Bill Keller and publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., asking for more details about the Times' much-heralded story that the NSA eavesdrops on calls from the USA to overseas numbers and vice versa. Turns out, Keller and Sulzberger won't give their ombudsman (and, by extension, their readers) the time of day. Request declined. No reason given. And no clarification to follow.
Weird story. I could speculate, but I won't. Just follow this one.