The many layers of editors in the MSM

The New York Times Opinionator blog, which one assumes also comes under those layers and layers of editors of the mainstream media that make such a difference between them and us lowly bloggers, has been in error about me since yesterday afternoon. I found the blog by sheer accident, and found even more accidentally that I am mentioned in the blog as such:

Opinionator error

Yes, that’s right. The people writing the Opinionator can’t tell that Neo-neocon and I are two wholly separate blogs and bloggers. I guess all of us female Jewish bloggers just look alike.

I posted a comment asking them to correct the error at 11:00 this morning. It is still in the moderation queue. Twelve other comments have been approved.


Way to go, New York Times. Not only can’t the Times correct errors in the print edition in a timely, equitable manner, but they can’t fix errors on a blog—which doesn’t have to wait for the print run to be published.

And the funniest thing of all? I never posted on the Jeffrey Goldberg post under discussion.

Update: It’s been fixed.

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7 Responses to The many layers of editors in the MSM

  1. Grantman says:

    Meryl – you’re surprised for what reason?

    Thanks for opening the registration. Love your writings. Love On Second Thought, too.

  2. Pamela says:


    What are they teaching in journalism these days! As a parent I’d be demanding my money back for a half-witted education.

    Verify facts first, then second and maybe a third before putting something forth.

  3. butch says:

    Typical NYT crap…

  4. Jay Tea says:

    Not many people would accuse Jeff Goldberg overly optimistic

    Which of the layers of editors was in charge of putting in the “…of being” in that sentence?



  5. orthodoc says:

    For your amusement, this is what I sent to the crack team of highly trained professionals at Opinionator:

    You are aware, I would hope, that Meryl Yourish, found at, is not the same person as the woman posting under a pseudonym at

    Good work on this from the layers of editors and fact checkers at the New York Times. Forget understanding what conservatives think – you can’t even quote us correctly!

  6. Jack says:

    I was surprised to see that they inserted my comment. They still haven’t fixed the post.

  7. nosborn says:

    Just as a general guideline when dealing with MSM, don’t confuse checking the facts with presenting the facts. They won’t let readers have any inconvenient facts that contradict their narrative.

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