There's now a third round in the controversy. The German newspaper Handelsblatt has a story today titled "No Comment, Please" accompanied by the following blurb:
Steven Levitt, Editor of the Journal of Political Economy, uses a questionable tactic to block an undesired comment. The subject of the criticised article was a hot topic. On closer look, everything about the case was unusual.
Read the whole thing.
It's sad that it falls to a German newspaper to cover this, but then I've come to expect very little of the U.S. mass media.