I’ve spent all morning on the phone trying to figure out who the editor at Time Magazine was on Joe Klein’s FISA column (the one Klein has now written about five times, fully admitting he never read the original bill). I finally confirmed that the editor was Priscilla Painton, and called her and identified myself. I asked her what the editing process was, and how a piece with so many errors made it into print.
“That assumes that there are errors,” she said. And hung up on me.
Her number is 212-522-2022.
Her boss is Time’s Managing Editor Rick Stengel. Tomorrow is the magazine’s deadline to issue a correction in the print edition that will appear in two weeks (not that the damage hasn’t already been done).
Meanwhile, the editor of Time.com is Josh Tyrangiel, the former music editor who is responsible for issuing an online correction to the piece — which hasn’t been done yet either.
I guess now we know why.