09/03/2013 05:37 pm ET Updated Nov 03, 2013

New York Times: AIPAC Edit Had Nothing To Do With 'Political Pressure'

Was a quote about a pro-Israel group mysteriously scrubbed from a New York Times story? A number of online commenters, in blog posts and on Twitter, wrote Tuesday that a quote calling the American Israel Public Affairs Committee "the 800-pound gorilla in the room" had been taken out of an article without explanation, suggesting that The Times was responding to political pressure. On the face of it, it sounds mighty bad.

However, that's not really what happened.