Someone at the NYTimes screwed up:
Earlier this morning, we posted a letter that was signed by Bertrand Delanoë, the mayor of Paris, sharply criticizing Caroline Kennedy.
This letter was a fake. It should not have been published.
Doing so violated both our standards and our procedures in publishing signed letters from our readers.
But what is interesting is the next part:
We have already expressed our regrets to Mr. Delanoë’s office and we are now doing the same to you, our readers.
Ummm – did you forget anyone there, oh mighty New York Times? How about an apology to Caroline Kennedy herself?
Perhaps the big old New York Times could take a lesson from our little Hamilton Journal here in nowhere Ohio. Every time I have written a letter to the editor, I get a call verifying it was me.