It seems the decision of the New York Times to hire the right-leaning William Kristol as a columnist is creating quite a stir among Times staff members and readers. Today, Daniel Finkelstein, The Times of London comment editor has written an Open Letter to Readers of the New York Times. Finkelstein points out that "A quality newspaper should have columns reflecting a wide variety of opinions, even those uncongenial to the majority of its readers. While the bulk of a paper's columnists may reflect the publication's character and view, there must always be space for an alternative opinion."
And that's just a small part of Finkelstein's wonderful letter. Read it here.