In this week’s New York Magazine, Chris Smith tackles the implosion of Caroline Kennedy’s effort for the Senate and while picking apart what went wrong, he points to the disastrous interview that she did with the Times back in December.
That interview, and the weeks of tough coverage in The Times, was apparently a rallying cry for Joe Sexton’s ‘Metro’ crew. Writes Mr. Smith:
It would be interesting to talk to that reporter about more recent coverage, however. There was the puff piece—a veritable ‘Woman in the News’ feature—written two days before Caroline suddenly bowed out, and the tough-to-believe bit about how Caroline dropped out because of her Uncle Teddy’s illness—an embarrassing line of defense that came from the Caroline Kennedy camp, and has been roundly dismissed since.