When Media Critics Fight

In today's NYT Book Review, media critic David Carr kinda savaged Michael Wolff's Rupert Murdoch bio. After the jump, see Wolff's vicious response via Facebook status line. Aren't media nerds cute when they fight?

In his review, Carr dinged Wolff with lines like "in general, Wolff has never distinguished himself as a reporter" and "The book is a strangely alluring artifact, with huge gaps in execution and stylistic tics that border on parody" and attacks him for getting a few facts wrong, and takes issue with Wolff's supposition "that The Times is a deeply flawed artifact that is doomed to be crushed by the more nimble, less morally constricted Murdoch."

This afternoon, Wolff updated his Facebook status line with his reply.

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