Cedar Sanderson has an excellent post, copied in part below, on the whole Irene Gallo mess.
Tom Doherty has issued a statement from Tor regarding the subject I have discussed here over the last couple of days, namely, the unprofessional behaviour of one of their employees.
Tor employees, including Ms. Gallo, have been reminded that they are required to clarify when they are speaking for Tor and when they are speaking for themselves. We apologize for any confusion Ms. Gallo’s comments may have caused. Let me reiterate: the views expressed by Ms. Gallo are not those of Tor as an organization and are not my own views. Rest assured, Tor remains committed to bringing readers the finest in science fiction – on a broad range of topics, from a broad range of authors.
Will this stop the biased and bigoted responses to the Sad Puppies from other Tor employees, though? Remember that she was not the only one, she was simply the straw that broke the camel’s back. I like and respect Mr. Doherty. I did not want to think that he was simply allowing this to go on. But is this enough, or is it too little, too late?
Read the whole thing here.