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JCPenneygate Redux

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It's a little late, but this weekend the NYT's public editor chastises Cintra Wilson for her controversial JC Penney review. Excerpt: "Bill Keller, the executive editor of The Times, was unhappy, too. The column, he said, 'would make a fine exhibit for someone making the case that The Times has an arrogant streak.' Keller said his mother was a Penney's shopper for much of her life, and she would have found the review 'snotty.' He told me that he wished it had not been published." Wilson, for her part, says she underestimated the range of her audience, which she pictured being “1,300 women in Connecticut and urban gay guys in Manhattan.” [NYT]