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Pinch Sulzberger Blames His Readers for Jayson Blair Scandal at New York Times
Massachussetts News ^ | April 27, 2004 | staff

Posted on 04/28/2004 2:32:24 AM PDT by GeronL

Pinch Sulzberger, owner of the New York Times, last week blamed the readers of the Times for the Jayson Blair scandal which rocked his newspaper last year and brought it þu and him þu to their knees.

Sulzberger made the charge against his readers while he was on a panel at the American Society of Newspaper Editors according to Editor and Publisher magazine, which reported the story this way:

¡°Sulzberger [said] the worst thing to come out of the Blair scandal was ¡­ readers who knew about the incorrect reporting did not complain¡­¡±

But Pinch, the readers may not have complained to you, but someone much more important did. And that was your editors.

Your paper reported last May that your inquiry ¡°establishes that various editors and reporters expressed misgivings about Mr. Blair¡¯s reporting skill, maturity and behavior during his five-year journey from raw intern to reporter on national news events.¡± It also reported that metropolitan editor Jonathan Landman sent an email to newsroom administrators in April 2002 that Blair wasn¡¯t competent and he had to go.

Don¡¯t you read your own paper? You were in charge of the investigation! And now you¡¯re blaming the readers?!?

Wait Pinch, there¡¯s more!

Blair was given a leave for personal reasons at one point and told to be more accurate when he came back. But when he came back, he was assigned to the prestigious national desk.

Pawlick Says New Scandal Will Bring Sulzberger Down

Pinch Sulzberger will be removed from office shortly, maybe within thirty days, says Attorney J. Edward Pawlick, who has written a book about a new scandal involving Sulzberger and the Times.

Pawlick, whose book is titled ¡°Libel by New York Times,¡± is talking about Pinch¡¯s abortive attempt to impose homosexual marriage upon Massachusetts.

The attorney says that last year, Sulzberger fired his two top editors at the Times, one of them an old friend, in an attempt to put the blame on someone else.

¡°This year,¡± said Pawlick, ¡°he¡¯s blaming the readers? He¡¯s ridiculous. Everyone knows that he was the person responsible for the tragedy of Jayson Blair, who was hired and setup for failure solely to make Sulzberger look like a tolerant, ¡®caring person,¡¯ who was trying to help those of other races. In actuality, he doesn¡¯t care about others and is focused only on saving his own skin and his own position as one of the most powerful people in the world.¡±

(Excerpt) Read more at massnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts; US: New York
KEYWORDS: jaysonblair; nyt; sulzberger
Pinch this
1 posted on 04/28/2004 2:32:25 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
I hate those symbols they put in to make it imposible to cut and paste.
2 posted on 04/28/2004 2:33:00 AM PDT by GeronL (We are the Lapdogs?? Woof Woof!)
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To: mhking
Its the readers and not the editors who should have alerted Pinch to Blair.... bwahahaahaha
3 posted on 04/28/2004 2:36:49 AM PDT by GeronL (We are the Lapdogs?? Woof Woof!)
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To: GeronL; All
From the GrooveYard of Lost Scandals:

-The Old Grey Info-Slut... the NYT/Jayson Blair Affair--

4 posted on 04/28/2004 2:37:51 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe
I still cannot believe he would blame the readers... lol
5 posted on 04/28/2004 2:41:22 AM PDT by GeronL (We are the Lapdogs?? Woof Woof!)
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To: GeronL
Gee, usual Lib. line, reminds me of Carter blaming the US (Bush), for the world's ills. Uh, and Kerry, Fat boy Kennedy, Hitlery, Daschle, etc..
6 posted on 04/28/2004 2:45:09 AM PDT by hershey
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To: GeronL
OK, Pinch (grown men are named "pinch"?) -- anyway get this........I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PAPER PRINTING LIES........YOU ARE!
7 posted on 04/28/2004 3:07:47 AM PDT by tioga
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To: GeronL
Its typical of liberals... they think other people are stupid and can't grasp their great thoughts. Its all our fault Jayson Blair betrayed the Grey Lady. To hear it from Pinch Sulzberger, its never his newspaper or its philosophy that hired an unqualified minority as a journalist and allowed him to print fiction as fact for years in its pages. Its one more sign of how the partisan media is fast losing its last shred of credibility in this country.
8 posted on 04/28/2004 3:13:50 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: GeronL
But . . . but . . . my intentions were so good. Can't we all just get along? <:/sarcasm>

Just like a Democrat: "The buck never got here!"

It's the Republicans' fault that Craig Livingstone read their FBI files, too! You certainly can't blame Clinton for that!

But let something undesirable happen in Iraq and "Bush should have prevented it; he didn't plan well enough (but he started planning too soon, and listens to his advisors too much)."

9 posted on 04/28/2004 3:22:17 AM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (Homepage is where the (political) heart is.)
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To: GeronL
Had readers complained about Jayson Blair, they would have been accused of being racist. Liberals operate that way. Jayson was a 'protected entity' safely tucked under the wings of upper management.

Readers have complained about the NYT left-leanings----to no avail. Liberals operate that way, too.
10 posted on 04/28/2004 3:30:53 AM PDT by TomGuy (Clintonites have such good hind-sight because they had their heads up their hind-ends 8 years.)
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To: GeronL
"Pinch" must really be in a pinch when he must desperately point his finger at his customers. This shows how morally and intellectually dishonest this man is!
11 posted on 04/28/2004 3:42:47 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: GeronL
...and brought it þu and him þu to their knees.

When I think of The New York Times and Pinch Sulzberger, I say P.U. too.

12 posted on 04/28/2004 3:49:57 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Howlin; Ed_NYC; MonroeDNA; widgysoft; Springman; Timesink; dubyaismypresident; Grani; coug97; ...
Pinch Sulzberger, owner of the New York Times, last week blamed the readers of the Times for the Jayson Blair scandal

Talk about arrogance! And he expects people to take the Times seriously?

Just damn.

If you want on the list, FReepmail me. This IS a high-volume PING list...

13 posted on 04/28/2004 4:07:15 AM PDT by mhking (You all have my eternal gratitude and prayers of thanks. God bless you all.)
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To: Grampa Dave; martin_fierro; Libloather
Pinch Sulzberger, owner of the New York Times, last week blamed the readers of the Times for the Jayson Blair scandal......

Liberal thinking in a nutshell......"it's not my fault."

These poeple are so disturbed. Pinch needs immediate medical care, and a good shrink.

14 posted on 04/28/2004 4:27:36 AM PDT by Liz
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To: GeronL
Having a wee problem with the personal accountibility issue, eh Pinch?

Prairie
15 posted on 04/28/2004 4:31:50 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (God bless our coaltion troops.)
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To: TomGuy
Had readers complained about Jayson Blair, they would have been accused of being racist.

You nailed it. Complaints would have been met with a barrage of "tolerant and compassionate" liberal breast-beating, as well as (gag) hate crime laws ready to pounce.

16 posted on 04/28/2004 4:37:07 AM PDT by Liz
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To: GeronL
Well, this reader sent an email suggesting that the misinformation they were printing (later corrected) was a deliberate attempt to slant the news.

Got a letter back professing outrage that anyone would think the paper would deliberately print misinformation.

17 posted on 04/28/2004 4:39:21 AM PDT by OldFriend (Always understand, even if you remain among the few)
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To: GeronL
Why would anyone expect more from the owner of a liberal rag. He's folowing the lib line when things go wrong--it's not my fault(after all, I only own it) It is the fault of the people paying the bills.
18 posted on 04/28/2004 4:40:56 AM PDT by freeangel (freeangel)
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To: tioga
"...grown men are named "pinch"?...

I don't think that's a "real" nick name, I don't think anyone would address him that way in real life. His father's nickname was Punch, and after the son took over folks started calling him "Pinch" in derision.

I don't think anyone thought much of this guy from the word go.
19 posted on 04/28/2004 4:50:02 AM PDT by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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How does one go about firing the owner?
20 posted on 04/28/2004 4:55:29 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: GeronL
Pinch would not know the meaning of "personal repsonsibility" if slapped in the face (saying "pinched him" would have been too easy).
21 posted on 04/28/2004 5:04:58 AM PDT by Corporate Law (<>< -- Xavier Basketball - Perennial Slayer of #1 Ranked Teams)
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To: GeronL
LOL!
22 posted on 04/28/2004 5:05:08 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (There is no problem so great that it cannot be solved with high powered explosives.)
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To: GeronL
Sulzberger also revealed that the worst thing to come out of the Blair scandal was not the former reporter's ethical crimes, but the fact that sources and readers who knew about the incorrect reporting did not complain because they believed that that was what newspapers did. "That is scary," he said.

Well, Pinchy boy, that is exaxtly what YOUR newspaper did. And does, I might add. Those people were right.

23 posted on 04/28/2004 5:12:02 AM PDT by blanknoone (Vote GWB in 04 or your great grand daughter WILL wear a Burqa.)
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To: GeronL
This is a remarkable confession, thought Pinch is much too stupid to realize it. The tacit admission is that liberal editors are unable to distinguish between facts and lies . That is because they themselves peddle a world of make-believe every day. They threw out all the old rules of journalism to do it.

A few days ago, USA Today editor Karen Jurgensen abruptly resigned (i.e., she got fired) for failing to detect Jack Kelley's long career of lies, plagiarisms and phony quotations. Hal Ritter, managing editor of the paper's news section, also resigned in a hurry. USA Today is the biggest newspaper in the country, yet the editors let a hoaxer run loose for more than ten years. Never suspected a thing.

Nowadays you can't find a journalism school that still teaches the rules of journalistic integrity. They are all liberal "activists" now, shaping stories to their political view. Where reporters of other eras dug out the facts and kept their views to themselves, today's media people are in show biz. They stage stories, they make up scripts, they steal material, they fake quotations, and most of all, they preach their left-wing politics.

If you have a taste for reality and truth, there IS relief -- just avoid the liberal news media and stick to Free Republic :-)

24 posted on 04/28/2004 5:21:08 AM PDT by T'wit ("To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society" - Theodore Roosevelt)
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To: GeronL
Just a manifestation of the defining characteristics of "modern" journalism: laziness and sloppiness. Can't be bothered to check whether or not what they're printing is true. Just go with it if it fits the agenda and "feels good". That's easier than doing any actual work, getting in there and digging out the truth. Heaven forbid, that might actually uncover something that runs counter than what the PC police would have us believe. Can't have that...
25 posted on 04/28/2004 5:26:11 AM PDT by chimera
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To: chimera
Isn't it though
26 posted on 04/28/2004 5:45:56 AM PDT by GeronL ("We are beyond right and wrong" the scariest words from the radical left.)
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To: jocon307
-pinch, punch either way I think of the song "A Boy Named Sue".....he's not even tough enough to call a liar a liar, no it's the readers' fault.........
27 posted on 04/28/2004 6:07:24 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Liz; an amused spectator; Grampa Dave; Timesink
°Sulzberger [said] the worst thing to come out of the Blair scandal was 'readers who knew about the incorrect reporting did not complain.'"

I distinctly remember Brit Hume lighting up the NYT several times on air over Blair's false reporting in the weeks before it was discovered.

Guess Pinch was too busy watching CNNPMSNBCCBSABCNBC, which in turn is too busy reproducing the NYT's stories.

28 posted on 04/28/2004 6:28:58 AM PDT by martin_fierro ("I actually threw away my medals - before I didn't" -- J Effin' K)
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To: mountaineer; Timeout
Unfreakinbelievable ping.
29 posted on 04/28/2004 6:31:23 AM PDT by BigWaveBetty (You're not the boss of me.)
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To: GeronL; Liz; Timesink
Excellent!

This elitist Lunatic Lib is now blaming the Readers of the NY Slimes for him allowing the druggie/pervert to lie in his articles.

When will he blame GW?
30 posted on 04/28/2004 6:50:59 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you are a terrorist, beware, because your last day was yesterday! (Fallujah 4/27/04))
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To: martin_fierro; Liz
We would got the same responses from the Slimes that we got over the years re the lies printed in USA Lies Today!

I gave up sending USA LIES Today emails complaining about their lies re Clinton in 1992. Then I tried again during the Monica Licking Fiasco, and was ignored and eventually blocked from sending emails about their lies in that mess.

The classic sign of a true mentally ill person is the attempt to blame the innocent and those who supported them for the mentally ill behavior of the lunatic.

Pinch is a classic mentally ill member of the Elitist Lunatic Left.
31 posted on 04/28/2004 6:58:25 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you are a terrorist, beware, because your last day was yesterday! (Fallujah 4/27/04))
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To: Grampa Dave
Looks like the Sulzberger genes have been diluted in the Little Prince.
32 posted on 04/28/2004 7:15:26 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Grampa Dave
Next think you know, Pinch'll be blaming the VRWC (snicker).
33 posted on 04/28/2004 7:20:58 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Liz; Jim Robinson
I'm surprised that he hasn't blamed Jim Robinson and Jim's Lap Dog Bushbots for the problems of the NY Slimes.

That will come with the obligatory blaming GW for the lies published each day since GW announced that he was running back in 2000.
34 posted on 04/28/2004 7:23:47 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (If you are a terrorist, beware, because your last day was yesterday! (Fallujah 4/27/04))
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To: GeronL
pinch
35 posted on 04/28/2004 7:27:16 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Grampa Dave; Jim Robinson
I'm surprised that (Pinch) hasn't blamed Jim Robinson and Jim's Lap Dog Bushbots for the problems of the NY Slimes.

When will Pinch wakeup to the new reality?

FR has more to say in the scheme of things than Pinch and the NYT can fathom.

Should he choose to do so, Jim can give Pinch some good advice.

"Pinch, first they have to get past FR."

36 posted on 04/28/2004 7:39:47 AM PDT by Liz
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To: BigWaveBetty; martin_fierro
A few years ago, the newspaper for which I write hired a brand new J-school graduate, who barely could write his own name, let alone a coherent news story. After a few months, the editors realized that 1) his J-school degree was worthless, and 2) he could not be turned into a writer, no matter how much coaching and instruction they provided. He took their advice to find another job. (At last report, he was working at a rental car agency in Reno, Nevada).

It seems to me he should have given Pinch a call, instead.

37 posted on 04/28/2004 7:47:27 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: tioga
..I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR PAPER PRINTING LIES........YOU ARE!

"Marge, it takes two people to tell a lie.  One to lie, and the other one to listen."
                                              ------------------Homer Simpson
38 posted on 04/28/2004 3:35:29 PM PDT by gcruse (http://gcruse.typepad.com/)
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To: GeronL
The beauty of liberalism--never having to admit responsibility.
39 posted on 04/28/2004 4:38:07 PM PDT by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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To: gcruse
LOL, funny line. I am not listening to them, only laughing at them. Have a great day.
40 posted on 04/29/2004 4:54:15 AM PDT by tioga
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