I just received a form email from Daniel Okrent, Public Editor of the New York Times:
Thank you for your comments. Everything sent to this mailbox is read by either me or my associate, Arthur Bovino. If a further reply is appropriate, you will be hearing from us shortly.
The only problem is that I did not send any message to Daniel Okrent.
Likewise my friend Ali Sina of Faithfreedom.org recently received a hostile message denouncing him and his work, signed by…Robert Spencer.
Clearly someone or some group is using my name and email address. I don’t think there is anything I can do to stop this, so I am stating it publicly here: messages are being sent in my name that I did not write. If you have received a message from me that contains foul language or departs from my stated positions, it isn’t actually from me. If you aren’t sure, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.