“The writers who are permitted to ‘columnize’ for The N.Y. Times have a tremendously influential platform, and I wonder whether they should use that platform to advocate on behalf of personal friends, as [Nicholas] Kristof did yesterday. If Dylan Farrow wishes to publish an open letter about her allegations, there are ample forums in this internet age. Should The Times and Mr. Kristof lend their credibility to her argument against Woody Allen?” — N.Y. Times public editor Margaret Sullivan, in an opinion piece posted about five hours ago.