Skip to comments.Of Moose and Timesmen
Posted on 05/18/2014 8:50:19 AM PDT by mojito
By 2003, it was obvious that the New York Times had gone off the rails, between the firings of Jayson Blair for serial fabulism and Howell Raines for hiring him not to mention Raines obsession with the Augusta National Golf Club, while a slightly larger story was unfolding in America: 9/11, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the dawn of the Global War on Terror.
But the clincher was the Moose. You remember the moose, dont you?
"At a 2003 meeting to reassure hundreds of troubled and irate Times staff members that everything was under control, Sulzberger suddenly displayed a stuffed toy moose. He commented that unhappy Times employees should talk to the moose, deal with the moose, wrote one journalist, and he also urged employees to put their moose on the table. Sulzberger then handed the moose to Executive Editor Howell Raines, who put the stuffed toy aside next to his chair."
Youre sitting in the room with giants in the business, one Times reporter, appalled by Sulzbergers toy moose, told New York Magazine. It was mortifying.
(Excerpt) Read more at pjmedia.com ...
Pinch wants you to snuggle his moose.
Pinch jumps the moose.
Ahhhha ha ha ha ha....oh mercy....tears in my eyes, I'm laughing so hard...
There’s a moose on the loose!
Bullwinkle was the only giant in that room.
A MOOSE ONCE BIT MY SISTER, THEY CAN BE VERY NASTY...
The piece quotes someone who wrote a critique of the NYT in which he says
And yet this is the same New York Times that day after day, in article after article, instructs its readers, and the country, in how to think, how to vote, what to eat, what to wear, who is in, who is out, what is doubleplus, and what is crimethink. The gall.
My question is: Whose fault is that? If people would just ignore the NYT it would go away. Instead, we have all of the pundits and other clowns on the cable “news” networks who let the NYT define the political dialogue. Idiots.