FORMALLY SUE THE TIMES FOR DEFAMATION.. is what I recommend !!
Read the Tom Friedman rant (subscription required) for the start point.
Hey Brain, just sucker the buggers with a law suite. You do and have followed a "fair process" here and secondly you also have the darn EFP ( Electronic Foot Prints) for any and/or darn EFA (Electronic Forsensic Analysis) !!