Posted on December 19, 2018 at 8:51 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The editor of the New York Times’s Book Review has published a response to the controversy over Alice Walker’s book recommendations.

In her By The Book feature, Walker praised a book by David Icke, who’s been repeatedly called anti-Semitic; in the following days, social media was full of questions as to why the Times didn't add a note referencing Icke's background.

To read editor Pamela Paul’s explanation of how the column works and why there wasn’t any commentary, head here.

(The Times notes that this piece does not count against nonsubscribers’ monthly free-article limit.)

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