Thursday, September 13, 2012

More News from the Oxford American

Those who have been following the editorial controversies at the Oxford American may be interested to know that a new editor has been appointed.

He is Roger Hodge, a Texan, who was editor of Harper’s magazine from 2006 to 2010.

He replaces the Oxford American’s founding editor, Marc Smirnoff, who was fired July 15th, 2012,  after an investigation by the magazine’s board into accusations by young employees of sexual harassment and improper conduct.

Mr. Smirnoff has, of course, strongly denied any wrongdoing and has started his own web site,, on which he defends himself from allegations of sexual harassment and what he has called unfair press reports about his dismissal.

All right, then. Everyone is in place, doing what we expect them to do. We can get back to other matters. 

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