Sunday, August 28

Back-Story Battles

Reporters beware? Mark Cuban blogs the email interview for a NYT piece about him.

This thing, while definitely a warning shot to reporters tempted to take liberties with source material and interview notes, basically boils down to a criticism of the way Sorkin's friendly approach differs from the critical tone of the resulting piece.

The whole kerfuffle is a far less intense version of the war that David Eggers wrought on NYT reporter David Kirkpatrick, which includes a ton of the email correspondence between the two, from Kirkpatrick's dogged effort to draw Eggers into commenting to the bitter denouement. If you can find (and endure) the original "correction" that Eggers ran, you really get to see the seamy side of the journo business.