New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan wrote a frank column exploring Silver’s relationship with other journalists at the newspaper. Check it out:
A number of traditional and well-respected Times journalists disliked his work. The first time I wrote about himI suggested that print readers should have the same access to his writing that online readers were getting. I was surprised to quickly hear by e-mail from three high-profile Times political journalists, criticizing him and his work. They were also tough on me for seeming to endorse what he wrote, since I was suggesting that it get more visibility.