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Former NY Times Ombudsman Addresses Westport Audience

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Daniel Okrent, former ombudsman at The New York Times, was guest speaker tonight at Westport’s Greens Farms Academy. He said the newspaper’s faulty coverage of the weapons of mass destruction issue in Iraq was driven by competitive pressures on editors who “grew epaulets on their shoulders” when the war began and subsequently developed an “unwillingness to say we were wrong.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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