For anyone wagering on how long it would take for NEW MOBILITY to be in the hotseat under my tenure as editor, all bets are now off: It only took one month. August’s News Analysis, “The Curious Case of Charles Krauthammer,” ignited a lively debate both in the online comments section and in my inbox. From “cowardly” and “offensive” to “wonderfully written and balanced,” responses to Seth McBride’s article ran the gamut, all the way up to one reader suggesting we had anti-Semitic intentions (despite no reference to religion or ethnicity anywhere in the article).
In light of the passionate response, I thought it might be helpful to pull back the curtain on how the article came to be and what our nefarious — or really-not-so-nefarious — intentions were.
It all started with a simple email I sent to our staff on June 8, sharing a New York Times article reporting Krauthammer’s announcement that he only had a few weeks to live as he battled cancer:
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