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NY Times Reader Contest Update

A few hours ago I announced a contest to guess which occasion of biased news coverage prompted NY Times standards editor Allan M. Siegal to complain to both the executive editor and the publisher. I should have clarified that the position of standards editor was created in 2003 in response to the Jayson Blair fiasco, so it would have had to be more recent than Monica Lewinsky or Augusta National — two episodes suggested by readers.
In addition, the contest suffered a setback when I asked Allan Siegal about the occasion and he responded, “The matter was settled to my satisfaction, and I think it is appropriate to keep it internal.” So the contest may never have a winner, but the speculation goes on. Right now, MB reader Brady B. is in the lead with his entry:

One occasion? Last year.

Any other guesses?

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