Friday, December 07, 2007
An Open Letter to NRO Readers [W. Thomas Smith Jr.]
After much reflection and consideration, I am withdrawing from my professional relationship as a regular freelancer with National Review Online.
This is my own decision. No one at NRO has asked me to do this, nor has anyone suggested or even hinted I should. But I believe this to be in the best interest of the publication which I have so much respect for.
Both NRO and I have taken far too much heat for something which would never have happened had I been more specific in terms of detailing my sourcing while blogging about Lebanon at "The Tank". That is a responsibility I have to accept.
It was an honor to write for NRO. NRO has stood by me and supported me throughout all of this, and for that — and for so many other things over the years — I will always be grateful. And I will always cherish my relationship with NRO.
As I said in an interview the other day, I'm not sure what the future holds for me in this. But what I do know is that I will continue to march forward into it.
All the best,
W. Thomas Smith Jr.
Editor’s note: Please see this note.
12/07 07:00 AMShare