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Deposed NY Times editor admits pushing staff too hard
Associated Press ^
| SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer
Posted on 03/24/2004 3:56:26 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Edited on 04/13/2004 2:46:10 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a year after losing his job as executive editor of The New York Times, Howell Raines is defending his efforts to shake up the newspaper's culture and criticizing the paper's review into its own practices, saying it represents "an institution in denial."
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Too bad he will not say which direction he pushed them.
"getting the Times off its glide path toward irrelevance."
It's in a steep dive now, Howell!
posted on 03/24/2004 4:03:42 PM PST
(Remember the Alamo and Remember Goliad!)
Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time...pj ORourke.
I love that one...cant help thinking of it everytime I hear "New York Times"
"Pushing staff too hard" is not the problem. The problem is that they are all a bunch of partisan liars.
posted on 03/24/2004 4:21:39 PM PST
Yeah, no doubt, what about being the mouthpiece of the DNC? And taking orders from the Clintons?
posted on 03/24/2004 4:38:12 PM PST
Raines was a tyrant, firing senior staff left and right because they didn't fit his agenda. He fired Abe Rosenthal to make more room for Maureen Dowd to throw her tantrums.
Tyrants shouldn't be surprised if the peasants revolt when they get a chance.
posted on 03/24/2004 5:08:57 PM PST
The fit hit the shan on Raines' watch, but of course he, as executive editor, was blameless. Uh huh. Wasn't it Raines who brought Blair on board, promoting him way beyond his competence and experience? I think it was.Mr. Raines calls the Times 'indispensable' and 'irreplaceable.'
He got that one wrong, too. The NYT is indefensible and irresponsible, not that it matters to the brain-dead subscribers.
posted on 03/24/2004 9:02:49 PM PST
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