Kristol refuses to comment on call to ‘prosecute’ NYT.

After The New York Times hired Weekly Standard editor William Kristol as a columnist last month, ThinkProgress noted that Kristol had previously questioned whether the paper “should be prosecuted” for revealing a secret Bush administration program to monitor international banking transactions. New York Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt writes today that Kristol “refused to talk” to him about his comments or the controversy over his hiring, which Hoyt calls “an odd stance for someone who presumably will want others to talk to him for his column.”