Mar
30
2009

On TNR's 'Incredible Dereliction of Basic Journalism'

Jonathan Schwarz has a quick post (3/27/09) over on his A Tiny Revolution blog asking readers, "Have I Lost My Mind?" or "is it really true that the New Republic published a 6,000-word profile of Larry Summers" that wondered if "Summers might appear to have less to contribute on the bank and credit-market front" since "his exposure to Wall Street over the years has been limited."

Schwarz has to ask how it was possible to print that passage

without mentioning Summers spent several years as a managing director of D.E. Shaw, one of the world's largest hedge funds?… That's such an incredible dereliction of basic journalism that I wouldn't think even the New Republic would be capable of it.