Politico and the NYT haven’t been on the best of terms as of late. But kind of like Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, friends sometimes get jealous and combative. Back in late April, Politico published a piece by media writer Dylan Byers about a newsroom on the outs with Executive Editor Jill Abramson. The Daily Beast eventually reported that Abramson shed tears over the story. Byers retweeted that news and Gawker called him the “grossest reporter” for the perceived brazenness of his RT. The NYT followed up this week by writing a petty-toned piece about the new Allbritton-acquired CapitalNY. In it, they misspelled Byers’ name.
Chances are high it was an innocent mistake and they corrected it quick enough. But today the NYT struck back with a note of politeness by issuing a formal correction about it.
Correction: Unfortunately we’re tired as hell today and misspelled the word “feelings” in the headline. It has been fixed to reflect the correct spelling.