The New Republic just put up their piece on the controversy within the New York Times over the Iseman story. I'm not a big fan of TNR these days, but I'll grant that it's a hell of a read.
The situation is still very strange, though. The article itself, which some are crediting for forcing the Times' hand, doesn't itself come to any kind of conclusion about why the piece was released. I'm still not convinced there isn't more to this story than what we've heard.