Lazio Aide Concerned About Times’ ‘Moral Obligation’

After Rick Lazio sent out his second statement in as many days defending David Paterson and criticizing the New York Times for the story they haven’t yet published about the governor, I had to ask: What does Lazio think the paper did wrong?

“They have not stemmed the rumors,” Lazio spokesman Barney Keller told me. “They started with them – Rick has said very clearly that The Times has a moral obligation to either categorically deny them or publish what they have. Silence, in this case, is unacceptable.”