The ‘she said/they said’ between the NYT and Vicki Iseman continues! Politico’s Michael Calderone spoke to Iseman today who says Dean Baquet’s statement that the Times did not apologize is absolutely untrue.
“They are absolutely not telling the truth when they say there is no apology,” Iseman said, later adding, “They are striking first blood against me.”
Iseman is unable to divulge further details due to a confidentiality agreement that was part of the settlement, which she has since asked to be released from. Meanwhile Baquet says: “I knew some people would see [the settlement] as the paper retreating from the story, I wanted to make that clear to my staff that it wasn’t.”
There also seems to be some debate over the historical importance of the “Note to Readers.”