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New York Times defends publishing Ferguson officer’s home street

The daily was accused of a “reckless move” in revealing the street on which Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson lives

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The New York Times responded to criticism the publication is facing after it identified the street on which Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson resides, The Washington Post reported Thursday.

“The Times did not ‘reveal’ anything here. The name of the street was widely reported as far back as August, including in the Washington Post,” Philip Corbett, the paper’s associate managing editor for standards, said.

Corbett’s response came after Howard Kurtz, a news anchor on Fox News, accused the American daily of a “reckless move” in revealing the street on which Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson lives.

“Journalism is full of close calls. This is not one of them. The Times should apologize,” Kurtz wrote.

The New York Times published the controversial article written by Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson on Monday.

In August, The Post, a U.S. based newspaper, published Wilson’s address.