In a post I wrote last week, I critiqued a cancer story in Esquire that I thought was sometimes misleading, sometimes wrong, and not very well written.
Today, the authors of the piece, Mark Warren (left, photo) and Tom Junod (right), responded. "Our story, which is entitled 'Patient Zero,' does not meet [Raeburn's] ideal of what science journalism should be; as such, he is free to criticize it," they wrote.
So far, so good. Then this: "What he is not free to do, however, is to turn his disapproval of our storytelling into an attempt to discredit us and our effort to obtain advanced medical care for a woman we care about deeply."
I scrambled back to my post to see where I'd discredited their effort to help a...