The New York Times on Sunday issued an apology for offending readers by publishing a profile on a Nazi sympathizer, while defending the piece as an important part of the discussion about fringe activists.
“We regret the degree to which the piece offended so many readers,” Marc Lacy, the Times’ national editor, wrote in response to the backlash about the piece published on Saturday.
“We recognize that people can disagree on how best to tell a disagreeable story. What we think is indisputable, though, is the need to shed more light, not less, on the most extreme corners of American life and the people who inhabit them. That’s what the story, however imperfectly, tried to do,” he continued. Read more at The Hill.