According to this piece from Maggie Mahar, even the folks up in Wisconsin who come off looking quite good in the controversial New York Times piece cautioned the authors about the conclusions they were writing in their story. It’s looking more and more like these reporters really dropped the ball, were trying to be sensationalistic or purposefully hoped to sabotage the Dartmouth Atlas. The problem is, the Times is perhaps the most authoritative newspaper in the country. So, if there’s never a retraction or correction printed about this story, we can count on this shoddy reporting being cited as evidence by someone somewhere down the road, and that’s rather unfortunate.
The Dartmouth Drama Continues