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  1. Z100 Names New Co-Host (left) for Elvis Duran‘s Morning Show, August 10
  2. Fareed Zakaria Definitely Plagiarized The New Yorker, August 10
  3. New York Times Public Editor Says Lolo Jones Piece Was Too Harsh, August 9
  4. Clear Channel to Purchase WOR Radio, August 13
  5. Helen Gurley Brown, Iconic Editor, Dead at 90, August 13
  6. Kelly Ripa Gets $20 Million A Year to Act an Idiot, August 9

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Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for the Week

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  1. Bloomberg LP Getting Earful of Worker Complaints, August 3
  2. Lolo Jones: Media ‘Ripped Me to Shreds’, August 8
  3. Mayor Bloomberg Gets Confrontational with WPIX Reporter Mary Murphy, August 7
  4. New York Native, Composing Great Marvin Hamlisch Succumbs to Short Illness, August 7
  5. Magazines Suffer a Brutal First Half, August 7
  6. Cover Battle: New York Times Magazine or The Economist, August 2

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New York Times Public Editor Says Lolo Jones Piece Was Too Harsh

The New York Times is still getting grief about its Lolo Jones hit piece, and so the paper’s public editor, Arthur Brisbane, has posted a letter to those readers who have complained.

Brisbane says because it was under the Times’ “In The Rings” section, it was an opinion, though one many disagreed with. He adds that he believed the article to be too rough:

In this particular case, I think the writer was particularly harsh, even unnecessarily so…

I believe writers like Jere Longman, who does have a long and worthy track record at The Times, should have some room to express their hard-earned perspective. But this piece struck me as quite harsh and left me, along with others, wondering why the tone was so strong.

Lolo Jones: Media ‘Ripped Me To Shreds’

Lolo Jones — the Olympic athlete who was taken apart in a New York Times piece comparing her to Anna Kournikova — placed fourth in the 100 meter hurdles. Jones told Today that she was disappointed in that, but also teared up when discussing the Times’ article, which some have said was way off base.

“They should be supporting our U.S. Olympic athletes and instead they just ripped me to shreds,” said a tearful Jones. “I just thought that that was crazy because I worked six days a week, every day, for four years for a 12-second race and the fact that they just tore me apart, which is heartbreaking.”

Jones added that the Times also conveniently left out the fact that she is quite accomplished:

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