Monday, September 11, 2006

The United States of America vs Bill Keller

Check out New York magazine this week for my look at Bill Keller, executive editor of the New York Times. Excerpt:

A month later, I saw him at a cocktail party—a rare appearance for a man whose wife calls him “socially ­autistic”—and needled him about when, in the spirit of transparency, we could expect to be told why the paper had held the NSA story for more than a year before publishing it. That same month, Calame had been stonewalled by Keller on the issue.

“We’re done with transparency for a while,” Keller told me, with a just-­perceptible smirk.

PS. Gawker notices that HBO's "The Wire" is heavily covered in the Times lately. Here's a guess why: As I learned while writing his profile, it's Bill Keller's favorite TV show.