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NY Times says Howell Raines resigns as executive editor

Posted on 06/05/2003 7:51:24 AM PDT by RandDisciple

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To: xsmommy
thanx, I almost embarrassed myself in front of my husband ... I wanted to use it re the Sammy Sosa thing, I would never have put the dah on the end.
51 posted on 06/05/2003 8:01:21 AM PDT by altura (this space for rent)
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To: RandDisciple
I hate to be a cynic, but there will only be another lefty DNC point man taking over the reins from Raines.
52 posted on 06/05/2003 8:01:36 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: RoughDobermann
It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood...neighborhood...
53 posted on 06/05/2003 8:01:37 AM PDT by Stopislamnow
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To: theDentist
You are correct. It is Howell. Quick typing error.
54 posted on 06/05/2003 8:01:53 AM PDT by RandDisciple
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To: Lancey Howard
at least enjoy the moment!
55 posted on 06/05/2003 8:02:02 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Petronski
Well, duh!

(thanx)
56 posted on 06/05/2003 8:02:36 AM PDT by altura (this space for rent)
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To: RandDisciple

57 posted on 06/05/2003 8:02:45 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: RandDisciple
NO SH*T!!!!!??? Wow. High fives to ALL! Whee!

/New Yorker in the newspaper business

58 posted on 06/05/2003 8:02:45 AM PDT by Jhensy
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To: Timesink
Ping for what REALLY cheered me up just now!
59 posted on 06/05/2003 8:02:56 AM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I'll defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: RandDisciple
The least he could do.

His poor judgment and inferior supervision skills became evident when he try to blame Blair for the whole fiasco.

Giving a high school grad the job to cover the most important story in the country was not Blair's fault.

60 posted on 06/05/2003 8:03:17 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: DPB101
Now...
61 posted on 06/05/2003 8:03:20 AM PDT by ewing
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To: jpl
I'm afraid that rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic isn't going to do the NYT any good. The Cult of Personality that infests this organization runs far deeper than just one or two men.

I agree

But this news will drive the libs nuts .. *L*

62 posted on 06/05/2003 8:03:33 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: Mo1
Nachman says he thinks the Board spoke!Lelyveld will come back as interim.This is a huge media story.
63 posted on 06/05/2003 8:04:15 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: DPB101
Re your picture: The two on the left give a little credibility (from their looks) of the NYT gay rumors.
64 posted on 06/05/2003 8:05:05 AM PDT by altura (this space for rent)
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To: RandDisciple


65 posted on 06/05/2003 8:05:08 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: MEG33
MSNBC has Andrea Mitchell on and she keeps referring to Arthur Sulzberger as "Arthur Schlessinger".
66 posted on 06/05/2003 8:05:16 AM PDT by jackbill
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To: DPB101
I am really trying not to gloat here.
67 posted on 06/05/2003 8:05:46 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: DPB101
Boyd also reportedly resigned.

Two down, ONE to go (and he OWNS the damn paper)!
68 posted on 06/05/2003 8:06:05 AM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: RandDisciple
Here's the press release:

The New York Times Names Joseph Lelyveld Interim Executive Editor, Howell Raines Resigns as Executive Editor, Gerald M. Boyd Resigns as Managing Editor
Thursday June 5, 10:49 am ET


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 5, 2003--The New York Times announced today that Joseph Lelyveld, former executive editor of The Times, has been named interim executive editor, assuming the responsibilities held by Howell Raines, who has resigned as executive editor. Gerald M. Boyd has also resigned as managing editor. No one will be named interim managing editor.

"Howell and Gerald have tendered their resignations, and I have accepted them with sadness based on what we believe is best for The Times," said Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of The New York Times and chairman of The New York Times Company. "They have made enormous contributions during their tenure, including an extraordinary seven Pulitzer Prizes in 2002 and another this year. I appreciate all of their efforts in continuing the legacy of our great newspaper.

"I am grateful to Joe Lelyveld, an editor of superb talents and outstanding accomplishments, for his willingness to provide strong journalistic leadership as we select new executive and managing editors. While the past few weeks have been difficult, we remain steadfast in our commitment to our employees, our readers and our advertisers to produce the best newspaper we can by adhering to the highest standards of integrity and journalism. For nearly 152 years, The Times has devoted itself to this mission. With the efforts of our outstanding staff, we believe we can raise our level of excellence even higher."

Mr. Lelyveld, 66, retired in 2001, after having served as executive editor for seven years. During his tenure, The Times won 12 Pulitzer Prizes, introduced color to its pages, added new sections and greatly expanded its national circulation.

Mr. Lelyveld's assignments as a correspondent included Congo, India and Pakistan, Hong Kong, London and Washington. He was twice the correspondent in South Africa, in 1965 and again from 1980 to 1983. He was also a staff writer and columnist for The New York Times Magazine. He returned to New York as a foreign editor in 1987 and became managing editor, the second highest executive in the newsroom, in 1990 before being named executive editor in 1994.

Mr. Lelyveld has been active as a freelance writer since his departure from The Times, writing for The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.

His book, "Move Your Shadow," which described decades of racial turmoil in South Africa and reflected his two assignments there, won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction in 1986. He also won numerous awards for his reporting, including two George Polk Memorial Awards, and received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Mr. Lelyveld graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1954. In 1958 he graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in history and English literature and later earned a master's degree in American history there. He graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1960 and then had a Fulbright scholarship in Burma.

Mr. Raines, 60, became executive editor of The New York Times in 2001, after having served as editorial page editor of The Times since 1993. Previously he had been Washington bureau chief since 1988 and bureau chief in London since 1987.

From 1985 until 1987, Mr. Raines served as deputy Washington editor. Before that he was the chief national political correspondent in 1984, a White House correspondent from 1981 until 1984, and Atlanta bureau chief from 1979 until 1981. He joined The Times in 1978 as a national correspondent in Atlanta.

Before joining The Times, Mr. Raines had been political editor at The St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times from 1976 until 1978. Earlier he was political editor of The Atlanta Constitution, which he joined in 1971 after a year as a reporter on The Birmingham (Ala.) News. His journalistic career began in 1964 with The Birmingham Post-Herald, and he also worked for The Tuscaloosa (Ala.) News and WBRC-TV in Birmingham.

Mr. Raines won the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing in 1992 for "Grady's Gift," a personal reflection that appeared in The New York Times Magazine.

Mr. Raines received a bachelor's degree from Birmingham-Southern College in 1964. He went on to earn a master's degree in English from the University of Alabama.

Mr. Boyd, 52, was named managing editor of The New York Times in 2001, after having served as deputy managing editor for news since 1997. Before that, Mr. Boyd had been assistant managing editor from 1993 until 1997.

Mr. Boyd also served as the co-senior editor of The Times's "How Race is Lived in America" series, which was published in 2000 and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in the following year.

Mr. Boyd joined The Times in 1983. He soon became a member of its national political team and reported on Vice President Bush during the 1984 presidential campaign. Mr. Boyd became a senior editor in January 1991, when he was appointed special assistant to the managing editor, which led to brief stints as a top editor in the paper's Washington bureau and in its national and metropolitan departments.

Mr. Boyd received a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1973. He began his journalism career as a copy boy at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, where he eventually became a White House correspondent. In 1980 Mr. Boyd attended Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow.

The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT - News), a leading media company with 2002 revenues of $3.1 billion, includes The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other newspapers, eight network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and more than 40 Web sites, including NYTimes.com and Boston.com. For the third consecutive year, the Company was ranked No. 1 in the publishing industry in Fortune's 2002 list of America's Most Admired Companies. In 2003 the Company was named by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.





Contact:
The New York Times Company, New York
Catherine Mathis, 212/556-1981;
E-mail: mathis@nytimes.com
This press release can be downloaded from www.nytco.com


69 posted on 06/05/2003 8:06:22 AM PDT by aculeus
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To: Howlin
WHY?...LOL
70 posted on 06/05/2003 8:06:49 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Mo1
But this news will drive the libs nuts .. *L*

Oh yeah, expect to see them running for the microphones, howling with rage over poor Howell's unwarranted demise at the hands of Murdoch, Limbaugh and the rest of the attack dogs in the right-wing media. The left's meltdown continues ...

71 posted on 06/05/2003 8:07:06 AM PDT by CFC__VRWC
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To: Howlin
LOL ..
72 posted on 06/05/2003 8:07:21 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: prairiebreeze
Not to mention knocking Hitler's book buzz off the front page.
73 posted on 06/05/2003 8:07:30 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: RandDisciple
So far, so good. But I want to know whether "Pinch" Sulazberger's stuffed moose is also out. If the moose is still around, I fear for the future journalistic standards of the Times.

On the serious side, the critical question will be who takes over as Editor-in-Chief of the Times. The post must be filled quickly. It has to be an honest, experienced journalist who is given the authority to do whatever is necessary. The interim Executive Editor just named, is good enough for the moment.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, now up on UPI and FR, and due to be in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Sunday, "Surviving in the Smokies."

74 posted on 06/05/2003 8:07:46 AM PDT by Congressman Billybob ("Saddam has left the building. Heck, the building has left the building.")
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To: martin_fierro
schadenfreude \SHAHD-n-froy-duh\, noun:
A malicious satisfaction in the misfortunes of others.

The historian Peter Gay -- who felt Schadenfreude as a Jewish child in Nazi-era Berlin, watching the Germans lose coveted gold medals in the 1936 Olympics -- has said that it "can be one of the great joys of life."
--Edward Rothstein, "Missing the Fun of a Minor Sin." New York Times, February 5, 2000

75 posted on 06/05/2003 8:07:50 AM PDT by arasina (Thank God the White House now has plenty of CLEAN laundry!)
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To: altura
I would never have put the dah on the end.

Anderson Cooper didn't know any better last night on CNN either. Didn't stop him!

76 posted on 06/05/2003 8:08:05 AM PDT by Right Wing Professor
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To: MEG33
WHY?...LOL

Because it looks like something "upstairs" is taking "care" of a lot of things, if you get my drift. I'm on my best behavior!

77 posted on 06/05/2003 8:08:32 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: martin_fierro
Audio pronunciation for
" schadenfreude "

http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/audio.pl?schade01.wav=schadenfreude

78 posted on 06/05/2003 8:08:45 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: finnman69
Main Entry: scha·den·freu·de
Pronunciation: 'shä-d&n-"froi-d&
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: German, from Schaden damage + Freude joy
Date: 1895
: enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others
79 posted on 06/05/2003 8:09:08 AM PDT by finnman69 (!)
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To: Howlin
I am really trying not to gloat here.

Is there a good reason not to gloat? Howell Raines has brought this on himself. He was arrogant, and incompetent. The buck stops there. He is going to have plenty of money for retirement. He just lost a job he wasn't doing too well.

Ha Ha

80 posted on 06/05/2003 8:09:33 AM PDT by dogbyte12
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To: Timesink; martin_fierro
Timesink, martin_fierro, etal.

Thanks for ramroding this treachery to its rightful conclusion.
81 posted on 06/05/2003 8:09:33 AM PDT by Helms (Jacque Chirac: He's Got No Mojo, Only Hojo)
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To: Howlin
Justice. No, Howell, Blair did not make you a victim of your own good diversity intentions. He exposed you as an inept executive, unable to maintain the standards of your profession.
82 posted on 06/05/2003 8:10:14 AM PDT by Dolphy
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To: Mo1
Call this "thinning the herd"....
83 posted on 06/05/2003 8:10:18 AM PDT by alloysteel
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To: Leisler
Hitler=Hillery.

84 posted on 06/05/2003 8:10:32 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: aculeus
If these guys resigned it makes one wonder how much stuff happened we don't know about.
85 posted on 06/05/2003 8:10:38 AM PDT by VRWC_minion (Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and most are right)
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To: RandDisciple
The new person in charge is going to have to send out a letter similar to the LA Times letter.......demanding that the liberal spin has got to stop on the news pages.

Unless and until that change is made the Times will remain the Slimes.....

86 posted on 06/05/2003 8:10:44 AM PDT by OldFriend (without the brave, there would be no land of the free)
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To: RandDisciple
NY Times says Howard Raines resigns as executive editor

NY Times also announces that Raines as accepted a position as press secretary for Hillary Clinton's future presidential campaign. </kidding>

87 posted on 06/05/2003 8:10:44 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: CFC__VRWC
Oh yeah, expect to see them running for the microphones, howling with rage over poor Howell's unwarranted demise at the hands of Murdoch, Limbaugh and the rest of the attack dogs in the right-wing media. The left's meltdown continues ...

Count on it .. it's the VRWC's fault again

88 posted on 06/05/2003 8:11:11 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: finnman69
that's a neat link! thanx
89 posted on 06/05/2003 8:11:15 AM PDT by altura (this space for rent)
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To: Howlin
Ding dong the wicked witch is dead..........

And when are Pinch and Boyd going? And The Dowder?

Oh heck, just close the entire dumb liberal paper down.

90 posted on 06/05/2003 8:11:32 AM PDT by Liz
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To: Leisler
but your repeat yourself
91 posted on 06/05/2003 8:11:38 AM PDT by glock rocks (shoot fast. shoot straight. shoot safe. practice. carry. molon labe)
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To: Leisler
Hitler's book buzz??
92 posted on 06/05/2003 8:11:43 AM PDT by CatoRenasci (Ceterum Censeo [Gallia][Germania][Arabia] Esse Delendam --- Select One or More as needed)
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To: RandDisciple
Wow, just got my breaking news alert from MSNBC.
Yipppeeeee!
93 posted on 06/05/2003 8:11:43 AM PDT by Amore (La vita e una cagna . . .)
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To: martin_fierro
Two down, ONE to go (and he OWNS the damn paper)!

He will probably also go - depending on what the Board of Directors say.

Before Sulzberger leaves I hope he dumps Dowd and Krugman

94 posted on 06/05/2003 8:12:19 AM PDT by jackbill
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To: Admin Moderator
Can you PLEASE correct the title to say 'Howell' instead of Howard?
95 posted on 06/05/2003 8:12:26 AM PDT by _Jim (http://www.biomedcentral.com/news/20030320/09/)
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To: Guillermo
NO this is wrong!
96 posted on 06/05/2003 8:12:55 AM PDT by jayef
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To: Dolphy
Managerial style is being blamed by the Observer.He lost control of the place.
97 posted on 06/05/2003 8:13:29 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: finnman69
UP ON DRUDGE
98 posted on 06/05/2003 8:13:32 AM PDT by Helms (Jacque Chirac: He's Got No Mojo, Only Hojo)
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To: RandDisciple
"The line it is drawn, the curse it is cast,

The slow one now will later be fast

As the present now will later be past.

The order is rapidly fading

And the first one now will be later the last.

For the TIMES they are a-changing."

99 posted on 06/05/2003 8:13:34 AM PDT by Courier
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To: RandDisciple
The minimum they need to do now is to ease Pich upstairs to some kind of figurehead position, get rid of Maureen Dowd and Paul Krugman, and bring in someone who is worthy of trust.

Bringing back A. M. Rosenthal, who was fired when he disagreed with the new management's shennanigans, would be a great choice, but I'm not sure if either Rosenthal or the Times's board could swallow the implications of that.

As for Bob Herbert, I'm afraid they're stuck with him forever. The man is a light-weight idiot, but he's a relatively harmless idiot. He's their present-day Anthony Lewis. Nobody actually reads him.

Finally, they need to stop rolling Frank Rich out of the closet where they threw him after he proved serially incompetent as their drama critic, film critic, and op ed writer.
100 posted on 06/05/2003 8:14:39 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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