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07/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Gail Collins Defends Maureen Dowd Against Public Editor's Accusations

As a Times columnist, I never envisioned myself writing a letter to a fellow resident of the paper's opinion section. But I feel compelled to respond to your assault on Maureen Dowd.

Your complaint about Maureen seems to be that many supporters of Hillary Clinton found her columns offensive. As a former editorial page editor, I can absolutely assure you that supporters of many, many candidates from both parties have found Maureen's columns offensive over the years.

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