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  • Poll: N.Y. Times less than reliable (Fox News Gets High Marks)

    07/21/2003 3:15:26 PM PDT · by TommyDale · 40 replies · 445+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | July 21, 2003 | Jon Dougherty
    A new poll found that less than half of Americans believe the New York Times, still considered the so-called "newspaper of record" by many establishment media organizations, is a reliable purveyor of truth. According to pollster Scott Rasmussen of Rasmussen Reports, just 46 percent of Americans feel the Times is "very reliable" or "somewhat reliable." At the same time, nearly three-fourths of Americans (72 percent) believe Fox News Channel to be a credible media source. (Click on the link above for the entire article)
  • Raines Talk Show is Deconstructed by Times Staff (more martyr than victim)

    07/17/2003 6:00:12 AM PDT · by Liz · 13 replies · 222+ views
    THE NEW YORK OBSERVER ^ | 7/21/03 edition | Joe Hagan
    On Friday, July 11, Charlie Rose was doing a super-mingle with super-moguls at investor Herb Allen’s Sun Valley, Idaho, retreat when he received a call: Howell Raines, the deposed ex–executive editor of The New York Times, was prepared to sit in his studio for his first post-resignation interview. That afternoon. At 499 Park Avenue, in New York. "We contacted through e-mail, through some mutual person, that we would like to talk to Howell," said Mr. Rose, whose PBS talk show is on 223 affiliates, recounting events up to that point. "He’s been on the program a number of times and...
  • N.Y. Times sees profit drop, vows cost controls (Schadenfreude!)

    07/15/2003 6:29:25 PM PDT · by Timesink · 24 replies · 482+ views
    Reuters ^ | July 15, 2003 | Michele Gershberg
    UPDATE 1-N.Y. Times sees profit drop, vows cost controlsTue July 15, 2003 08:43 PM ET(Adds closing share price)By Michele Gershberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Times Co. said Tuesday second-quarter net profit fell 8 percent as advertising slumped at its newspapers during the Iraq war, but the company pledged more stringent cost controls. The results followed the appointment on Monday of Bill Keller as executive editor at The New York Times newspaper, whose reputation was rocked by a plagiarism scandal. Company executives have said that the affair, though a blow to the Times's prestige, would not hurt its...
  • In TV news, taking credit is called business as usual (NYT's nothing! TV stars always take credit!)

    07/15/2003 5:06:44 PM PDT · by Timesink · 9 replies · 250+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 2, 2003 | Howard Rosenberg
    TELEVISION / HOWARD ROSENBERG In TV news, taking credit is called business as usual By HOWARD ROSENBERG June 2 2003 A reporter taking credit for a colleague's work? For shame! Yet.... Many television newsrooms are surely puzzled by what happened to Rick Bragg at the New York Times. Either that or they're having a big laugh about it. Bragg, who has a Pulitzer Prize, quit the Times last week after the paper suspended him over a story that carried his byline. Trouble was, it was reported largely by a freelancer who received no credit as either a co-writer or contributor....
  • Transcript: Howell Raines Interviewed By Charlie Rose (Admits He Was FIRED)

    07/12/2003 5:35:11 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 4 replies · 3,516+ views
    The Charlie Rose Show ^ | July 12, 2003
    Charlie Rose: Tonight an exclusive conversation with Howell Raines, the former executive editor of "The New York Times." Several weeks ago Howell and Gerald Boyd, the managing editor of The Times, resigned following a crisis at the newspaper that arose from the actions of a young reporter named Jayson Blair. Blair acknowledged of making up stories he reported in The Times and was fired. After weeks of deep conflict at The Times Howell and Boyd resigned on June 5th. Howell Raines is a friend and has been on this program a number of times. We have talked about civil rights,...
  • Project 21: Jayson Blair Was Wrong, But He Had Accomplices

    07/08/2003 5:10:03 PM PDT · by mhking · 13 replies · 265+ views
    Project 21 ^ | 7.8.03
    Jayson Blair Was Wrong, But He Had Accomplices By Michael King A New Visions Commentary paper published July 2003 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 777 North Capitol Street NE #803, Washington, D.C. 20002, 202/371-1400, Fax 202/408-7773, E-Mail, Web Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Fallout from the Jayson Blair controversy continues at the New York Times. The top editors were forced to resign. A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter resigned over criticism that he relied too much on stringers to produce his articles. The newsroom is in shock. Former Times reporter Jayson Blair was wrong in what...
  • Tumult in the Newsroom (NY Times/Jayson Blair Scandal)

    06/24/2003 11:30:49 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 4 replies · 244+ views
    The New Yorker ^ | 6/23/03 | Elizabeth Kolbert
    Not long after I graduated from college, I went to work at the Times as a copyboy, or, in more enlightened terms, copy person. The job title was left over from the days of typewriters, when stories were filed on sheaves of carbon paper known as ten-part books, but by the time I got to the newsroom, in the mid-nineteen-eighties, the process had been computerized, and copy persons mostly just answered the phones and sorted the mail. Whenever we could, we shirked these responsibilities to write our own stories, which were usually printed, without a byline, deep inside the Sunday...
  • Blair May be Hurting Times Stock Price

    06/19/2003 8:10:35 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 172+ views ^ | 6/19/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    They are blaming the drop of their stock price and their anticipated second quarter earnings on everything from a weak economy, to the effect of political instability and SARS on hotel and travel advertising, but the publishers of the New York Times failed to say a word about the effect the Jayson Blair scandal may have had on their economic health. According to the Wall Street Journal, Times stock fell Wednesday by $2.91 cents to $45.63 - a drop of 6 percent. Moreover, while analysts expected the Times' second quarter earnings to reach .54 cents per share, the Times has...
  • The anti-male New York Times

    06/17/2003 1:41:03 PM PDT · by Anthem · 9 replies · 236+ views
    Enter Stage Right ^ | June 16, 2003 | Wendy McElroy
    Anyone familiar with the New York Times' bias against men was not surprised by the Jayson Blair scandal, in which the reporter blatantly falsified stories for years. The Times is notorious for pitching gender feminism in slanted, one-sided reports. The systemic dishonesty exhibited by the Blair scandal was not an isolated incident. When it comes to coverage of men, it seems to be policy at the Gray Lady. continued...
  • Ending Raines's reign (bloggers toppled NY Times editor, aiming for Dowd)

    06/15/2003 10:12:06 AM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 15 replies · 2,253+ views
    World ^ | June 21 issue
    Ending Raines's reign An ethics crisis at The New York Times reveals that influential weblogs now have a seat at the editorial table: at first, they could take credit for tipping journalists; now they're toppling themBy the EditorsTwo new words have entered the English language and redefined the way American media work: blog and blogosphere. Blog is short for weblog, an Internet journal written by an individual or a small group, often with links to relevant articles. The blogosphere describes the new universe of discourse in which individual pundits or cranks can gain a broad following without going through...
  • Congressman Billybob Sez: "The Perfect Country and Western Song"

    06/11/2003 10:12:51 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 38 replies · 8,797+ views
    Cong. Billybob's website ^ | 10 June 2003 | Congressman Billybob (J. Armor, Esq.)
    "The Perfect Country and Western Song"A lot of things happened last week that might seem worthy of discussion. Martha Stewart got indicted. Sam Waksal of ImClone was sentenced to seven years in jail (this week). The naughty bits of Hillary Clinton's autobiography leaked out a week early. Howell Raines and Gerald Boyd resigned from the New York Times. And the Israelis and Palestinians took tentative steps toward a hint of a beginning of peace. But there was another story last week of greater truth and enduring importance. Country Music Television (CMT) announced the top 100 country songs of all time....
  • Raines Didn’t Have to Fall (fed to the wolves?)

    06/11/2003 3:09:08 AM PDT · by Liz · 8 replies · 186+ views
    THE NEW YORK OBSERVER ^ | 6/66/03 edition | EDITORIAL
    The decision last week by New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to ask for the resignation of executive editor Howell Raines in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal will likely go down as one of the larger mistakes in The Times’ history. Mr. Raines’ acquiescence in his own departure was likewise a hasty move which will bring little benefit to himself or the newspaper he ran for nearly two years. That a man so utterly devoid of ethics as Jayson Blair was allowed to operate and prosper at The Times is shocking, and cause for severe internal examination....
  • Raines and Clinton - boomers gone astray

    06/11/2003 1:12:41 AM PDT · by kattracks · 4 replies · 106+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/11/03 | Zev Chafets
    At the height of the Jayson Blair Affair, Bill Clinton tried to help New York Times Executive Editor Howell Raines. According to a report first published by my Daily News colleague Paul D. Colford, the former President contacted Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. and told him that resignation was too harsh a penalty for Raines. Raines, like Clinton, is a Southern liberal of a certain age. Despite their similarities (some say because of them) the Raines-run editorial page of The Times was very tough on Clinton, especially during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. So why did the former President intervene on...
  • Reviving the Good Gray Lady: Fear and Favor at 'The New York Times'

    06/10/2003 11:24:14 AM PDT · by dead · 10 replies · 150+ views
    Village Voice ^ | June 11 - 17, 2003 | Sydney H. Schanberg
    Mountains of newsprint, airtime, and Internet screenage have been expended on the recent embarrassments at The New York Times—the coming to light of massive fabrication and plagiarism by a young reporter, Jayson Blair, as well as professional slippages elsewhere on the prestigious paper's staff. Last week, with the newsroom in incipient revolt over the ethical lapses, the paper's two top news generals—executive editor Howell Raines and managing editor Gerald Boyd—were compelled to resign, after a regnum of only 21 months—the shortest rise and fall in the paper's century-plus history. It's a big story for journalists—since it reflects on all of...
  • Clinton stands up for Raines - Resignation too severe, Sulzberger is told

    06/10/2003 1:38:07 AM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 316+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 6/10/03 | PAUL D. COLFORD
    When Howell Raines was editorial page editor of The New York Times, he notably did not call for Bill Clinton's resignation over the Monica Lewinsky scandal. Now, Clinton may have returned the favor. The former president contacted Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. to argue that Raines' resignation as executive editor was too severe a response to what happened at the paper, according to sources. Sulzberger declined to comment yesterday through a spokeswoman. Raines resigned Thursday, capping weeks of upheaval that began with disclosure of ex-reporter Jayson Blair's plagiarism and fabrications. The revelations quickly led to a referendum of sorts on...
  • Questions About Raines Raised Before; Was the Writing on the Wall?

    06/10/2003 3:38:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 12 replies · 151+ views
    EDITOR AND PUBLISHER ONLINE ^ | JUNE 09, 2003 | Greg Mitchell
    NEW YORK -- We should have seen it coming. In fact, with 20/20 hindsight, we did see it coming. Howell Raines' downfall came suddenly, but hints that this could happen go back even before he occupied the executive editor's office at The New York Times. More than a year ago, for example, Alex S. Jones, in E&P, wrote of Raines: "His high expectations and bursting ambition scare some people at the Times. They're afraid of him. ... His empowerment of the paper's assistant managing editors has promoted muttering among the various desks that their authority has been undermined, in favor...

    06/09/2003 3:05:08 AM PDT · by Liz · 6 replies · 166+ views
    NY POST ^ | 6/9/03 | LETTERS COLUMN
    <p>The resignation of New York Times editors Gerald Boyd and Howell Raines ("Raines' Hard Fall," Editorial, June 6) should be just the first in a long line of resignations or dismissals at the Times. The Blair/Bragg/Dowd episodes are just a sympton of a disease that has plauged the paper since Mr. Sulzberger became the chairman and publisher. Leftist and even anti-American reporting, disguised as objective, by such people as Adam Clymer and R.W. Apple, have no place on the front pages of the pre-eminent newspaper in America. Michael B. Stefura Hoboken, N.J.</p>
  • Liberal Guilt is Racism.

    06/09/2003 9:46:48 AM PDT · by fhardesian · 6 replies · 198+ views ^ | 6/3/03 | Bernard Chapin
    The New Republic, at its best, offers pieces of observation such as “idiocy watch” whereby the reader is amused by the stupidity of the scions of pop who offer moronic opinions about 9/11 such as it being a magnificent artistic statement or that Osama Bin Laden would not be so violent if we could just get him in touch with his true loving nature [sic]. At its worst, it produces articles like Michelle Cottle´s Guilty Verdict about the Jayson Blair imbroglio at the New York Times. Her piece is valuable because it offers us an inside glimpse of the theory...
  • Editor falls to bloggers' rapid poison

    06/08/2003 5:17:41 PM PDT · by jehosophat · 14 replies · 334+ views
    The Times of London ^ | June 08, 2003 | Sarah Baxter
    Editor falls to bloggers’ rapid poison Sarah Baxter, New York THE New York Times boasts on its masthead that it contains “all the news that’s fit to print”, but the internet is challenging its pre-eminence as a provider of news and opinion in America. A proliferating band of independent writers known as “bloggers” (short for web loggers) is pumping out personal takes on the news, and one of the most persistent themes of their websites has been that Howell Raines, executive editor of The New York Times, would have to resign or be sacked. The bloggers got their man last...
  • US Press Review (The Worst of Times for the NY Times)

    06/07/2003 10:17:31 AM PDT · by tvn · 1 replies · 164+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 7, 2003 | Matt Keating
    But, said Jane Eisner in the Philadelphia Inquirer, it was no time for gloating. "Even if the departures [of the editors] were necessary - and certainly they were - this is a heartbreaking development." The Los Angeles Times agreed, saying "commentators who once relied on the paper as the virtual 'gold standard' of information suddenly wondered whether the Times could restore its lofty reputation". "The move is expected to intensify the self-scrutiny already prompted in newsrooms across the country," said the Christian Science Monitor, "but it is rare for an editor to take responsibility for failings on his watch." In...