Here is a Blogger (and lawyer), Randy Barnett, disagreeing with the New York Times and getting his letter published. In reading this blog post I admire the smooth way he says the NYT is wrong, while treating them with professional courtesy and also educating The rest of us about how to Fisk the paper.
This approach does not always work. When it doesn't, one has the option to walk away and one has the option to melt down, like TMI. Of course there are many options in between.
Regards — Cliff