Adam Clymer Defends Editor in Dowd Dateline Dust-Up

maureendowd 0 Adam Clymer Defends Editor in Dowd Dateline Dust UpThe former Times political reporter Adam Clymer offered his opinion on datelines in the comments section of our earlier post, in which Andy Rosenthal offered a strong defense to his critics over the Maureen Dowd-dateline row. (Clymer confirmed to Media Mob over the phone that he wrote the note.) He wrote:

Oh, for crying out loud! The Times dateline rules are that you have had to have been in the place you use as a dateline, not that you have to be in it when you write. There is no evidence at all that the rules were not followed.