Skip to comments.The Tyranny and Lethargy of the Times Editorial Page
Posted on 02/04/2014 2:50:46 PM PST by Beave Meister
ITS WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. Whats less well knownand about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institutionis how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times.
The New York Observer has learned over the course of interviews with more than two-dozen current and former Times staffers that the situation has reached the boiling point in the words of one current Times reporter. Only two people interviewed for this story agreed to be identified, given the fears of retaliation by someone they criticize as petty and vindictive.
The blame here, in the eyes of most Times reporters to whom The Observer spoke, belongs to Andrew Rosenthal, who as editorial page editor leads both the papers opinion pages and opinion postings online, as well as overseeing the editorial board and the letters, columnists and op-ed departments. Mr. Rosenthal is accused of both tyranny and pettiness, by the majority of the Times staffers interviewed for this story. And the growing dissatisfaction with Mr. Rosenthal stems from a commitment to excellence that has lifted the rest of the Times, which is viewed by every staffer The Observer spoke to as rapidly and dramatically improving.
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Tears By Me Out The Heart.
It sucks not to be on top anymore, but the Times only has itself to blame.
I will play a little "Hearts and Flowers" for them.
The NYT is smart enough to know that there has to be some remnant of a capitalist system around (however overtaxed and overregulated) in order to generate ad revenue.
The liberal intelligentsia is not even that bright. They somehow believe we can repeat the failed experiments of socialism without making any mistakes this time.
“And the growing dissatisfaction with Mr. Rosenthal stems from a commitment to excellence that has lifted the rest of the Times, which is viewed by every staffer The Observer spoke to as rapidly and dramatically improving.”
The rest of the Times is rapidly and dramatically improving? I guess I must have missed that.
Actually, you have. Lots of times, lots of ways. Result is always the same.
I’m a bigger commie than you...
No, I am
No, I am
Theyre (the editorials) completely reflexively liberal, utterly predictable, usually poorly written and totally ineffectual.
Of course, the photo of Joe Nocera, Thomas L. Friedman, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., Carmen Reinhart, Andrew Rosenthal, Paul Krugman should be appearing next to dictionary entries of "intellectual black hole" for the next decade.
Oh, dearie. It’s revealed that Times editorialists and writers are self-absorbed, boorish jerks. Just go to one book party in NYC that includes a Times writer and find out for yourself.
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