An End to Gentility on 43rd Street

In his column today, Niall Stanage says the genteel response of the New York Times to charges of treason has been wholly inadequate, and that what the paper actually needs is a Clinton-style war room.

Here’s part of his prescription:

Spokespeople for The Times and other comparable media outlets need to realize that no slur, no matter how crazed, can go unanswered in today’s climate. If that means offering interviewees to the shrillest talk shows, aggressively slapping down demagogic attacks and employing people solely to stomp on blog-inspired trash, so be it.
An End to Gentility on 43rd Street