Yeah, it’s day-old news, but I’m posting about it just in case you hadn’t seen it.
Marcy Tiffany’s e-mail to me made it into the L.A. Times yesterday:
On Monday, the judge’s wife, Marcy Tiffany, assailed The Times’ coverage of the judge’s site.
The Times articles were “riddled with half-truths, gross mis-characterizations and outright lies,” she said in a statement posted on the blog patterico.com.
“Alex is not into porn — he is into funny — and sometimes funny has a sexual character,” she wrote. “The tiny percentage of the material that was sexual in nature was all of a humorous character.”
The Times was unable to reach Tiffany, but she authenticated her e-mail to the website to the Associated Press.
Times California Editor David Lauter said in a statement that the articles were “fair and accurate” and “speak for themselves.”
The stories “raised important issues on a matter of significant public concern,” Lauter wrote. “The judge was presented with the facts once the matter became newsworthy and was given a full opportunity to respond. We took his responses into account before publication and included what he said in our stories.”
I realized tonight that I hadn’t posted about it — and some of you count on me to read this paper, so you don’t have to.
They’re also giving a different description of the donkey video: “There was also a video of an encounter between a half-dressed man and a sexually aroused farm animal.” No more “cavorting.”
UPDATE: Actually, not good. A commenter points out that “an encounter” is hardly more descriptive of the actual video. If you haven’t seen the video, it still leaves open the possibility that the video depicts bestiality.
Why can’t they just say that the man is attempting to get away from the sexually aroused animal??