Conor Friedersdorf, writing at The Atlantic:

I have a question for the CEO.

Given that the full text of the memo is public, that it is the subject of a national debate on an important subject, that many educated people disagree with one another about what claims it made, and that clarity can only help Google employees adhere to the company’s rules going forward, would you be willing to highlight the memo using green to indicate the “much” that you identified as “fair to debate” and red to flag the “portions” that you deemed Code-of-Conduct violations?

This gets to the crux of the matter.

As an aside, I’m loving how diplomatic Daring Fireball is about this whole affair. Very aloof.