“The mammary secretions, menstrual cycle by-products, and flesh made me do it.”
Kudos to New York Times public editor Clark Hoyt for recognizing that “there is another side” to the fact and logic-challenged (to say the least) “Death by Veganism” op-ed by Nina Planck. In his article published this past Sunday, “The Danger of the One-Sided Debate”, Hoyt notes that “The Times has not presented another view, or anything, on veganism on its op-ed pages for 16 years. There has been scant news coverage in the past five years.”
PCRM senior nutrition scientist Amy Lanou’s op-ed in response to Nina Planck’s piece was published by the Houston Chronicle on Monday. Apparently the New York Times op-ed section is too snooty to admit that they really fucked up since they didn’t publish Lanou’s op-ed.
Please email and thank Clark Hoyt for taking a stand for basic journalistic standards, and continue your letters to The New York Times opinion page.
Also of note: Nina Planck’s bio page on her personal website highlights that she “was Director of the famous Greenmarket, the largest network of farmers’ markets in the US.” But she oh-so-conveniently forgets to mention that she was fired after just 5 and a half months on the job. Insiders described Planck “as aggressive, slick, imperious, aloof and a poor listener.”
Maybe Nina can blame all of that on the animal products she eats.