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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: Liz
Boyd resigned.
101 posted on 06/05/2003 8:14:39 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Howlin
Is this good or what? Now if ABC would just ditch Peter Jennings and Steponallofus......and CBS would ditch Blather.....we could really celebrate!
102 posted on 06/05/2003 8:15:21 AM PDT by Freedom'sWorthIt
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To: MEG33

103 posted on 06/05/2003 8:15:26 AM PDT by Petronski (I"m not always cranky.)
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To: backhoe
Big news..Raines and Boyd resigned!
104 posted on 06/05/2003 8:16:21 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Petronski
How sweet it is!
105 posted on 06/05/2003 8:17:03 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Howlin
Maureen casually flipped on the radio, as she reviewed Howell's suggestion for her Sunday column. "Hit on the WMD issue again, Mo. That SOB got the tax cut through and Pinch says we need to show him up as a liar."

Sighing, she started another column on "the frat boy", and she realized she had been grinding these out for over three years. Howell had told her Michael would return once he saw the quality of her work, but now she realized she had been used by Michael, just as Howell was using her now. Maybe that's why she had taken to hanging out with that coke-head from television. He reminded her of her Hollywood days, and happier times. Maybe things were going to change.

Turning the dial, she selected Bloomberg News, pleasant background financial noise which wouldn't distract from her column. "Howell Raines has resigned from the Times..."

Maureen's hand, reaching for the computer keyboard, froze in mid-air. "That couldn't be right," she thought. "I must be imagining things.."Glancing out to the newsroom, she saw clusters of reporters listening to radios or peering intently at computer screens. She realized, then, that it was true after all.

Silently closing her office door, she turned and went to the closet. A large bottle of bourbon remained there from the last going-away party. She intended to make use of it, as it was going to be a long, long day....

106 posted on 06/05/2003 8:17:51 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: MEG33
Just caught it on the news.
107 posted on 06/05/2003 8:17:55 AM PDT by Liz
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To: xsmommy
can it be?

If so.... Sweet!

108 posted on 06/05/2003 8:18:12 AM PDT by NeoCaveman
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To: RandDisciple

109 posted on 06/05/2003 8:19:00 AM PDT by pabianice
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110 posted on 06/05/2003 8:19:18 AM PDT by Aaron0617
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To: dubyaismypresident
It's true..true!
111 posted on 06/05/2003 8:19:27 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: CatoRenasci
Not enough coffee. Hillery, not Hitler. Anyways, no need for this....


112 posted on 06/05/2003 8:19:35 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: RandDisciple

Excellent ...
113 posted on 06/05/2003 8:19:39 AM PDT by rs79bm (The difference between Los Angeles and yogurt is that yogurt comes with less fruit ... R. Limbaugh)
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To: Cicero
I wonder if they'll let Andrew Sullivan write for them again.....
114 posted on 06/05/2003 8:19:56 AM PDT by John H K
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To: VRWC_minion
Me, too!
115 posted on 06/05/2003 8:20:46 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: RandDisciple
Score one for the good guys. Maybe. I reserve judgement until I learn more about this Joe Lelyveld fellow. It would not be surprising if Raines and Boyd are merely sacrificial lambs as a result of their infamy, and are being replaced by another who is less know but just as driven by the "progressive" (translation: statist) agenda.


116 posted on 06/05/2003 8:22:27 AM PDT by Joe Brower (""Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise." -- Sir Francis Bacon)
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To: Cicero
Times stock - NYT - took a tumple this morning in time with the general trend of the Dow and Nasdaq.

It will be interesting to see if the resignations cause a bump. Here's the 20-minutes delayed chart link:

http://cbs.marketwatch.com/tools/quotes/intchart.asp?symb=nyt&sid=3393&freq=9&time=1dy&siteid=mktw

Looks like the start of a bump actually, at the moment the resignations became public.

117 posted on 06/05/2003 8:22:29 AM PDT by BCrago66
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To: aculeus
"They have made enormous contributions during their tenure, including an extraordinary seven Pulitzer Prizes in 2002 and another this year...

... all of which must now be returned for fraud.

118 posted on 06/05/2003 8:23:05 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
I just cannot imagine what is going through the liberals minds this morning. (I guess I should be thankful for that, huh?)
119 posted on 06/05/2003 8:23:10 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Lancey Howard
I hate to be a cynic, but there will only be another lefty DNC point man taking over the reins from Raines.

Exactly right.

120 posted on 06/05/2003 8:23:35 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: babble-on
Pardon my ignorance please, but what has Krugman done to incite the wrath of many here? (although simply working at the NY Times is more than enough provocation)
121 posted on 06/05/2003 8:23:49 AM PDT by Amore (La vita e una cagna . . .)
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To: Miss Marple
You're getting entirely too good at that.

On the other hand, hopefull there WILL be an opening in her space shortly.
122 posted on 06/05/2003 8:24:20 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Lancey Howard
I hate to be a cynic, but there will only be another lefty DNC point man taking over the reins from Raines.

Perhaps, but there are honest liberal papers (like the Washington Post) and dishonest liberal papers (like the NY Times under Raines, IMHO). I have no problem with the former, so long as there are also conservative/libertarian voices competing with them.

123 posted on 06/05/2003 8:24:25 AM PDT by DWPittelli
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To: Howlin
I am trying out for taking her place. I can make stuff up just as easily as she can.
124 posted on 06/05/2003 8:25:17 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Helms
Thanks for ramroding this treachery to its rightful conclusion.

Shucks, I wish I could say I had something to do with it.

But some things are just so egregious, so obvious, that even the NYT recognizes them (eventually).

Thanks for thinking I played a role, though. <|:)~

125 posted on 06/05/2003 8:26:52 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: Joe Brower
He was retired. Was Exec editor for 7 years.Interim appointment.The NYT will always have a left slant.
126 posted on 06/05/2003 8:27:06 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: RandDisciple
If things go as usual, the just-fired Liberals will pen books eviscerating The Times and leaving themselves blameless...
127 posted on 06/05/2003 8:27:32 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Howlin
Commenting on one of your earlier replies, I am beginning to think we are seeing Someone's hand in all things, great and small.
128 posted on 06/05/2003 8:27:33 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
ROTFLOL!

Very good, Miss M!

129 posted on 06/05/2003 8:27:59 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (I live in my own little world. But it's OK. They know me here.)
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To: Amore
Pretty much the same thing as Herbert, Dowd, Lewis, Rich, etc.: he's been a DNC talking points hitman, and a profoundly dishonest one (as if there were any other type).
130 posted on 06/05/2003 8:28:00 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("There are no liars in our newsroom! Never!" - New York Times Bob)
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To: Congressman Billybob
Well, let's see...one thing you can bet on is that another white southern male will NOT get the job....sorry, Bubba..
131 posted on 06/05/2003 8:28:42 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: Miss Marple
Best piece of writing I've seen all day! And I've already read the Times...
132 posted on 06/05/2003 8:28:55 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("There are no liars in our newsroom! Never!" - New York Times Bob)
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To: Miss Marple
Best piece of writing I've seen all day! And I've already read the Times...
133 posted on 06/05/2003 8:28:55 AM PDT by thoughtomator ("There are no liars in our newsroom! Never!" - New York Times Bob)
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To: MeeknMing; JohnHuang2
You catchin' this action? <|:)~
134 posted on 06/05/2003 8:28:57 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: aculeus
"With the efforts of our outstanding staff, we believe we can raise our level of excellence even higher."

Excuse me?

Must have been a type-o.

135 posted on 06/05/2003 8:28:57 AM PDT by G.Mason (Lessons of life need not be fatal)
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To: Amore
I wonder if you've read his Bush hit pieces.
136 posted on 06/05/2003 8:28:58 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: Freedom'sWorthIt
Is this good or what? Now if ABC would just ditch Peter Jennings and Steponallofus......and CBS would ditch Blather.....we could really celebrate!

Well it's not Jennings or Blather .. but it still nice news

Did liberal-bashers cost Garofalo her sitcom?

137 posted on 06/05/2003 8:29:07 AM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: RandDisciple
Great News! It's about time.
138 posted on 06/05/2003 8:29:12 AM PDT by b4its2late (Sometimes too much to drink isn't enough.)
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To: altura; finnman69
The Merriam Webster guy did his best, but that's an Americanized pronunciation and isn't really correct. The Midwestern vowels sound very peculiar.

Here's a German link for pronouncing the word as it is spoken in German. Go down to "part 2", it's the 7th word:

German in English

This is always a problem with foreign words that have migrated into English. Until you've heard a rural South Georgia lawyer attempt to pronounce "voir dire", you haven't lived! Whatever it is, it sure ain't French!

And by the way, however you DO pronounce it, this is REALLY a Schadenfreude moment!

139 posted on 06/05/2003 8:29:13 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (. . . there is nothing new under the sun.)
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To: Howlin
I wonder if this happened IN ADVANCE of several more shoes dropping...
140 posted on 06/05/2003 8:30:05 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: pabianice
Books? Attacking The Times? Heheheh.

Which of course will yield another round of memos, e-mails, firings, and generaly delightful infighting, contributing to the summer's schadenfreude festival!

Excellent!

141 posted on 06/05/2003 8:30:06 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Miss Marple
I don't even want to discuss it. :-)
142 posted on 06/05/2003 8:30:51 AM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Mind your p's and q's! LOL!
143 posted on 06/05/2003 8:31:49 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: finnman69; rs79bm
Audio pronunciation for " schadenfreude "

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

Can you also post the pronunciation, as enunciated by Nelson? As in "HA HA!"

144 posted on 06/05/2003 8:31:57 AM PDT by ctonious
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Raines and Boyd resigns

The New York Times said Thursday that Howell Raines has resigned as executive editor and Gerald M. Boyd has resigned as managing editor of the company's flagship newspaper.

Joseph Lelyveld, former executive editor of The New York Times, has been named interim executive 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," Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher of the paper and chairman of the company said in a press release. "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."

Some media watchers had speculated that changes could be coming at the top of the newspaper in the wake of a scandal involving former reporter Jayson Blair, who is said to have fabricated information in dozens of articles published under his byline in The Times in recent years.

In May, Raines told newsroom staff members that he accepted the blame for a breakdown of communications and oversight that allowed Blair to get away with repeated stories containing erroneous information.

At the meeting with reporters and editors, Raines reportedly spent much of the time responding to often angry complaints and questions about his management style. He said last month that he had no plans to resign, and Sulzberger said then he wouldn't accept the resignation even if it was offered.


145 posted on 06/05/2003 8:32:26 AM PDT by george wythe
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To: Miss Marple
Beautiful!
147 posted on 06/05/2003 8:34:12 AM PDT by MEG33
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To: ken5050
Clymer is retiring. That was already announced.

I am wondering if Krugman will be next, because there is an ENTIRE WEB SITE dedicated to mocking his economics knowledge and his lies about the Bush Administration.! The Board must not be too pleased with that.

148 posted on 06/05/2003 8:34:16 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: dave23
Tomorrow's WashPost will be a must view..all of it...lots of gloating.....and Daschle is reported to be saddened...
149 posted on 06/05/2003 8:34:21 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: ken5050
Heck, I am looking forward to Britt Hume's show this evening!
150 posted on 06/05/2003 8:35:22 AM PDT by Miss Marple
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