Following yesterday’s dustup over Josh Ozersky’s time.com column about the celebrity chefs who catered his wedding, apparently for free, the Time PR office has released an official statement on the matter:
Josh is friends with a variety of chefs and those relationships inform much of his writing. Usually, those connections are clear in his work. This piece describing his wedding, however, lacked adequate disclosure. Josh should have made his personal ties to the chefs in the piece clear and disclosed that the food and the venue he was describing were gifts. Josh understands that such proper disclosures are to be made in the future.
So it looks like the folks at Time have done of the equivalent of whipping Josh with an overcooked strand of spaghetti. And possibly made him sit in the corner for an hour.