Journalism

Jan 15, 2014

The TimesGuardian power couple kicking a dying cancer patient

A columnist has written a piece in The Guardian attacking a cancer patient for her "TMI" tweets. But wait, it gets worse, when her New York Times columnist husband got involved ...

Guy Rundle — Correspondent-at-large

Guy Rundle

Correspondent-at-large

Bill Keller

Could we be witnessing the greatest act of editorial judgement in recent history in real time?

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5 thoughts on “The TimesGuardian power couple kicking a dying cancer patient

  1. Andybob

    I missed it all. The tweets, the Guardian piece, the NYT op-ed. And yet, somehow, I shall struggle on …

  2. David Coady

    Compare Bill Keller’s treatment of Lisa Adams’ fight against cancer with his treatment of Christopher Hitchens’ fight against cancer (“he is dying of esophageal cancer, a fact he has faced with exceptional aplomb.”) http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/books/review/arguably-essays-by-christopher-hitchens-book-review.html?pagewanted=all

  3. paddy

    Good piece Guy.
    The Keller’s not only managed to sneer, but they also managed to get their facts wrong. Zeynep Tufekci has written a suitably surgical description of Mr & Mrs Keller’s sins here. [http://tinyurl.com/pmwtdm5] Well worth a read.

  4. Hugo Armstrong

    The suggestion that Greg Hywood is the most boring man south of the Brisbane Line is quite unfair. Bruce Guthrie undoubtedly holds that title.

  5. rhonaj

    ShalLow people who have not faced the CANCER DEMON.

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