If his representatives think this statement will put out the fire, they are wrong.
They have been wrong for 17 days. Anyone with compassion feels for the Woods family. But this was simply another carefully manicured statement shaped by high-priced image consultants and high-powered lawyers.
I like to read Rhoden because I like to believe that he has his finger on both the pulse of the core readers of The Times - predominantly white, progressive to upper middle class - and the Black readers that read the Times as well. No to mention that he still lives in Harlem and I see him more than I see a say Mike Lupica who is a total Dick Head!