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Editor responds to Harper’s shade of New York Times Book Review

Leave a little drama for the “Housewives”!

After Page Six reported that Harper’s magazine is about to publish a story slamming the New York Times Book Review for allegedly dumbing down its criticism, a Timesman responded on Twitter: “As a former Harper’s editor,” wrote NY Times Magazine deputy editor Bill Wasik, “I can tell you that ‘Harper’s Criticizes New York Times’ is the epitome of ‘Dog Bites Man.’ ”

But he seemed to think twice about his withering response to our story, which could be read as a sleight to Harper’s, adding: “But! I have seen [Harper’s] piece and it is fantastic and WILL prompt a lot of conversation.”

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