Department of WTF

Norman Mailer’s racist, misogynistic rant against NY Times critic Michiko Kakutani has been getting quite a bit of press, but it’s distressing to note how much of it is being related without even a dash of condemnation. Nor have those who’ve claimed Mailer’s ire to be “understandable” bothered to look at Kakutani’s record. (Michael Cader, of Publishers’ Marketplace, looked at 150 reviews by Kakutani and found books by white men to be “as well represented as any.”)

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