Dean Baquet calls Marc Cooper an ‘asshole’ for posting a ‘thoughtless and arrogant’ note

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In another comment on his Facebook wall, USC Annenberg journalism professor Marc Cooper writes: “You just happen to be wrong. man. I call you that instead of your word ‘asshole’ as I try to meet long standing standards we have here of decency and refrain from insulting, as you put it.” Baquet: “Your note was thoughtless and arrogant. It didn’t invite argument.”

* Cooper: “A question for NYTimes editor Dean Baquet” (
* “I told him what I thought,” says Baquet (