Thursday, July 19, 2007

HuffPo: Rachel Sklar and the NYT's Embargo Break

Harry Potter And The Fact That I Hate The New York Times - Media on The Huffington Post: "What is your problem, New York Times? No WMD rumors to plaster on the front page, no Jayson Blair to make things up for posterity, no Alessandra Stanley to mangle TV show names? I'm mad so I'm lashing out, but come on: How on earth could you run a review of the last Harry Potter? To do so, you had to break an industry-wide embargo — and not just any embargo, an embargo that is almost tantamount to a public trust at this point, given the worldwide hype about Harry Potter and the excitement and intense emotion generated by — finally — the end to this epic series."

I linked to the review earlier, in which Michiko said she purchased the book in a NYC bookstore that was breaking the embargo...


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