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Panic on 43rd Street (NYT/Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
Vanity Fair ^ | August 14, 2006 | Michael Wolf

Posted on 08/14/2006 10:18:06 AM PDT by abb

http://www.vanityfair.com/commentary/content/articles/060814roco02

Must read...

(Excerpt) Read more at VanityFair.net ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ccrm; dbm; deadtreemedia; liberalmedia; liberals; mediabias; michaelwolff; msm; newspapers; newyorktimes; nyt; nytimes; pinch; trysellingthetruth; vanityfair; wolff
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Very Good News...
1 posted on 08/14/2006 10:18:07 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

Broken link.


2 posted on 08/14/2006 10:18:46 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: abb
Raoul's First Law of Journalism
BIAS = LAYOFFS

3 posted on 08/14/2006 10:18:55 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

That link takes me to a "domains for sale" page.


4 posted on 08/14/2006 10:19:01 AM PDT by Xenalyte (God, please be with Flyer.)
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To: abb

http://www.vanityfair.com/commentary/content/articles/060814roco02


5 posted on 08/14/2006 10:19:15 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: knews_hound; Grampa Dave; martin_fierro; Liz; norwaypinesavage; Mo1; onyx; SmithL; petercooper; ...

Ping


6 posted on 08/14/2006 10:20:05 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: Xenalyte
That link takes me to a "domains for sale" page.

Heh - wouldn't THAT be a kick? But it's supposed to be .COM, not .NET.

7 posted on 08/14/2006 10:23:04 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: abb

What the article actually says is that it is all Bush's fault.


8 posted on 08/14/2006 10:23:10 AM PDT by cosine
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The calculation in the White House may well be that the Times is one of the few organizations that the weakened Bush people are strong enough to go after.

Or maybe you shoot at the generals, not the lieutenants.

9 posted on 08/14/2006 10:25:57 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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"The Times's current predicament—its share price has fallen by 50 percent since 2002; almost 30 percent of its shareholders protested the company's slate of directors at the annual meeting this spring—gets closer and closer to that of the Knight-Ridder papers, forced into a sale..."



I would like to see its management fired at all levels. Editorial staff as well. That would be a good first step.


10 posted on 08/14/2006 10:27:20 AM PDT by Brilliant
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"Here's the identity crisis: when the president is attacking it with all the media available to him, can the Times count on this new reader, and the advertisers who are courting him, not to doubt it?"



I don't recall the President attacking the NYT. And the notion that the President commands any other media outlet or the advertisers is simply too ridiculous for words.

The NYT's troubles are its own creation.


11 posted on 08/14/2006 10:31:10 AM PDT by Brilliant
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Here's the identity crisis: when the president is attacking it with all the media available to him

LOL! What a freakin joke. How many times has Bush commented on the NYT through his spokespeople, once or twice?

12 posted on 08/14/2006 10:31:33 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 (http://www.dansimmons.com/news/message/2006_04.htm)
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To: Brilliant

Lol, if he's going to get blamed, he really should take credit...


13 posted on 08/14/2006 10:32:26 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: abb

"it was under Raines's watch that Blair wrote his fabricated stories—had the publisher's absolute support until the day he didn't and was fired..."



Who would have guessed at the time that the Jayson Blair fiasco would be one of the high marks of journalistic integrity and credibility at the NYT for the next 5 years?


14 posted on 08/14/2006 10:34:22 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: abb

This is like sitting in on a private conversation among utterly deluded leftists. Who tell each other all the right things.

Their hate for ordinary Americans outside of their little group is something they usually try to keep a secret.


15 posted on 08/14/2006 10:34:47 AM PDT by squarebarb
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To: squarebarb

There was a Thomas Sowell book I read once, "The Vision of the Annointed." Says it all...


16 posted on 08/14/2006 10:38:08 AM PDT by abb (The Dinosaur Media: A One-Way Medium in a Two-Way World)
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To: cosine

"The activist shareholders are—not dissimilar to the Bush White House—waging a press campaign against the Times. The dissidents—only Morgan Stanley Asset Management, with 5 percent, has taken a public stand, but Bruce Sherman's Private Capital Management, which forced Knight-Ridder into a sale, is one of the Times's largest shareholders—are claiming that the B shareholders, presiding over scandal, are being reckless with the Times's brand and with their stewardship of a national treasure."



The shareholders need to hold their feet to the fire.


17 posted on 08/14/2006 10:40:49 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Xenalyte
That link takes me to a "domains for sale" page.

Before long you'll get that message when you type in newyorktimes.com, cbs.com, washingtonpost.com, etc.
18 posted on 08/14/2006 10:42:20 AM PDT by JayNorth
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To: abb

I found this article quite disappointing given Wolff's reputation as the ultimate insider. The facts are mostly well known and his commentary is a tissue of cliches.


19 posted on 08/14/2006 10:55:02 AM PDT by joylyn
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To: abb

Thanks for the great excerpts.


20 posted on 08/14/2006 10:57:18 AM PDT by expatpat
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