Carney also disputes that another former Amazon employee quoted in the piece was "strafed" in peer reviews, as the Times writers reported.
The employee "received only three pieces of feedback through that tool during her entire time at Amazon," Carney wrote. "All three included positive feedback on strengths as well as thoughts on areas of improvement. Far from a 'strafing,' even the areas for improvement written by her colleagues contained language like, 'It has been a pleasure working with Elizabeth.'"
A Times spokeswoman didn't immediately provide comment.
(Update: New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has issued a lengthy response of his own on, you guessed it, Medium. One of Baquet's main points: Times reporters talked to more than 100 current and former employees and "patterns emerged" — that is, even if there were some hidden agenda from the sources Carney cited, there were plenty of other people interviewed who had similar experiences. Here's another about the employee Carney accused of "attempting to defraud vendors," and it's a doozy: "[The employee] disputes Amazon's account of his departure…he said he was never confronted with allegations of personally fraudulent conduct or falsifying records, nor did he admit to that. If there were criminal charges against him, or some formal accusation of wrongdoing, we would certainly consider that." The former employee at question hasn't yet responded to Re/code's request for comment.)