...The Los Angeles Times responds to NCCPR and other critics of its child welfare coverage. NCCPR's response to the response is here. There's also a great response to the Times from Celeste Fremon at WitnessLA UPDATE, 9:44PM: LAWeekly's story includes a useful reminder that when the Times defends its story about fatality numbers, the defense applies to the revised version, after editors rewrote parts of reporter Garrett Therolf's original, offering no explanation for the change. The LAWeekly story also notes that the tone of the Times response was unusual. And the controversy makes its national debut as Romanesko - the first place many journalists turn for their daily fix of media news - posts a link to the Times response.
The Post I'd planned for today, on National Child Welfare Hypocrisy Day, is below.