In today's New York Times an op-ed piece offers a rebuttal to the fans dismay of an early review printed yesterday of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The piece, written by Clark Hoyt, disagrees that what the paper did was unethical and adds "...Kakutani’s favorable review and the controversy around its timing has just created more buzz and anticipation."
Mr. Hoyt fails to realize that what the paper did was wrong and in this editor's opinion has tried to justify their actions by saying they obtained the book 'legally' and that no written agreement by the press or the publishers was signed and that while the date was out there it was just a 'brilliant marketing campaign' and nothing more.
I won't even discuss what another reporter said in a video interview on the web with her feeble excuses for writing and publishing an early review of the book, just know that no rebuttal from those outlets will ever justify what they did to the fans.
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