A Policy Statement

By Jeffrey Goldberg

From James Fallows:

Policy statement: Usually I don't quote people by name unless you say in an incoming message, "you can use my name." This saves me sending follow-up emails, and it is safer all around than the opposite default presumption. But the opposite rule does apply in this case. If you write with a direct complaint about Jeffrey Goldberg or this article, I will assume that I can use your name if I later quote any more messages. That seems only fair.

I'd like to add my own policy statement. If you are writing to me with a direct complaint about James Fallows, please don't, please just send it to Ta-Nehisi, who will be receiving complaints about Fallows through this Thursday at noon. Megan will be receiving complaints about Ta-Nehisi and Ambinder through tomorrow. Starting on Wednesday, Ambinder will be receiving complaints about Clive Crook and Andrew and any other Englishmen we find lurking on this site. Josh Green will be accepting complaints about Hillary Clinton all week. Megan will be receiving complaints about Barack Obama until 2012, or perhaps 2016. And I will be receiving complaints, against my will, about the actions of various perfidious Jews until I figure out a way to disable my mailbox.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2010/08/a-policy-statement/61514/