We’re now operating in such hypothetical space I’m not sure that anything I could say has much…
Tom Coates

Two problems: (1) You don’t take one hit by taking it down… the fact that it was taken down is being picked up by all the media blogs. It makes the published piece into an event.

(2) Taking the article down divides the staff (either the editors involved and their supervisors, or the editorial staff and the business side).