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  • The Press at War ___ The patriot reporter is passé.

    11/26/2006 12:45:04 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies · 458+ views
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2006 | James Q. Wilson
    We are told by careful pollsters that half of the American people believe that American troops should be brought home from Iraq immediately. This news discourages supporters of our efforts there. Not me, though: I am relieved. Given press coverage of our efforts in Iraq, I am surprised that 90 percent of the public do not want us out right now. Between January 1 and September 30, 2005, nearly 1,400 stories appeared on the ABC, CBS, and NBC evening news. More than half focused on the costs and problems of the war, four times as many as those that discussed...
  • What Ailes Raines

    03/16/2010 5:21:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies · 294+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media: In changing times the old guard can either adapt or they can react bitterly. As the old world of elite journalists crumbles, the latter kind of outburst is predictable. But some outbursts are astonishingly clueless. Take Howell Raines. No journalist was more elite — or more locked into a rigid world view that is also crumbling. In 2003 Raines left his post as executive editor of the New York Times in disgrace. Raines retains admirers in the old world. Before his elevation to the newspaper's top position, he led its editorial page. Some still lionize him for bringing a...
  • Former NYT Editor Howell Raines Accuses Fox News of Sabotaging Obamacare, Waging Jihad on Obama

    03/13/2010 1:51:47 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 9 replies · 1,360+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | March 13, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Former NYT editor Howell Raines accuses Fox News of sabotaging Obamacare and waging Jihad on Obama's administration in a new op-ed slated to appear in the Washington Post this Sunday. Raines is the disgraced, former editor of the NYT who ran the yellow journalism rag for a very short time, from 2001 until 2003, when the laughable scandal of the affirmative-action plagiarist, Jayson Blair, forced him to resign. Ironically, Raines' accusations against Fox News make no sense because as anyone who watches Fox News will tell you, the channel boasts its fair share of liberal and Democrat commentators—Alan Colmes, Bob...
  • Former NYT Exec. Editor Howell Raines Twilight Zone Op-Ed (FOX "biased," MSNBC not so much...?)

    03/12/2010 10:22:39 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 19 replies · 702+ views
    The New Editor ^ | 03/12/10 | Tom Elia
    Former executive editor of the New York Times Howell Raines, in a Washington Post piece criticizing the objectivity of Fox News, apparently draws some of his arguments straight out of the Twilight Zone. Raines writes: (emphasis added) **************** "One question has tugged at my professional conscience throughout the year-long congressional debate over health-care reform, and it has nothing to do with the public option, portability or medical malpractice. It is this: Why haven't America's old-school news organizations blown the whistle on Roger Ailes, chief of Fox News, for using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration...
  • Howell Raines: Why Don't Honest Journalists Take on Roger Ailes and Fox News?

    03/11/2010 5:34:32 PM PST · by kristinn · 98 replies · 2,440+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, March 14, 2010 | Howell Raines
    One question has tugged at my professional conscience throughout the year-long congressional debate over health-care reform, and it has nothing to do with the public option, portability or medical malpractice. It is this: Why haven't America's old-school news organizations blown the whistle on Roger Ailes, chief of Fox News, for using the network to conduct a propaganda campaign against the Obama administration -- a campaign without precedent in our modern political history? Through clever use of the Fox News Channel and its cadre of raucous commentators, Ailes has overturned standards of fairness and objectivity that have guided American print and...
  • Howell Raines explains oil prices (nonsense)

    07/23/2008 12:52:36 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies · 152+ views
    Conde Nast Portfolio | August 2008 | me
    FR does not allow this magazine to be excerpted.
  • Raines reflects on journalism, loss and lawyers (Nausea Alert)

    07/21/2006 6:42:22 AM PDT · by abb · 18 replies · 342+ views
    The Aspen Times ^ | July 21, 2006 | Greg Schreier
    Howell Raines might have viewed his meteoric fall from journalistic grace as a dead end, but he instead saw a new opportunity. The former New York Times executive editor, who resigned after the Jayson Blair scandal, talked about his new memoir at the Aspen Institute on Thursday. "The One That Got Away: A Memoir" is a tale of fishing, but an allegory for life. Raines strayed from the book to lament the direction journalism is headed in - a path he feels is too strongly dictated by consumerism. He also discussed what it means to be a writer and journalist,...
  • Howell Raines Lets Fly His Hatred for Fox News

    06/22/2006 10:14:40 AM PDT · by NJRighty · 78 replies · 2,697+ views ^ | 6/22/06 | Clay Waters
    The always modest, always charming Howell Raines, executive editor of the New York Times, has a new autobiography out, “The One that Got Away,” a sequel to his 1993 memoir “Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis.” Dipping into his latest book on his love of fly fishing, we find Raines still rising to the conservative-bashing bait. On page 189, he lets fly with thoughts about liberal bugbear Fox News: “Fox, by its mere existence, undercuts the argument that the public is starved for ‘fair’ news, and not just because Fox shills for the Republican Party and panders to the latest...
  • Ex-New York Times Editor Writes On Getting Fired In Memoir (Howell Raines, Man of Class)

    04/13/2006 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Dont Mention the War · 32 replies · 869+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2006
    Ex-New York Times Editor Writes On Getting Fired In Memoir POSTED: 7:21 pm EDT April 13, 2006 UPDATED: 7:49 pm EDT April 13, 2006 NEW YORK -- Howell Raines, the former executive editor of The New York Times, warns at the beginning of his new memoir that the book is about sport fishing and the "unpredictability of luck," not the episode that led to his firing: the Jayson Blair scandal. Blair was the young Times reporter revealed in 2003 to have fabricated or plagiarized parts of several articles. Raines lost his job over the incident, in part because the paper...
  • Gone Fishing: Howell Raines' Memoir Coming May 9 (NYT former editor Barf Alert)

    03/15/2006 12:37:21 PM PST · by abb · 18 replies · 318+ views
    Editor & Publisher ^ | March 15, 2006 | Staff
    NEW YORK The long-awaited memoir by Howell Raines, the former New York Times executive editor, will be published on May 9, according to an e-mail to E&P today by its publisher, Scribner's. It is called "The One That Got Away," which may be taken as a reference to Raines exiting the Times after the Jayson Blair scandal, but which actually (or also) concerns fishing. The cover, in fact, shows Raines in the water holding a whopper. His previous memoir was "Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis." Scribner's said review copies would be arriving in early April. It describes the book's...
  • Anyone ever heard of reporter Ben Raines? (Howell's son)(Vanity

    01/12/2006 8:15:48 PM PST · by Full Court · 4 replies · 313+ views
    today | self
    I was just wondering if any Freepers knew anything about Howell Raines son Ben? Are they cut from the same cloth journalistically speaking? Any info appreciated
  • The Miscreant Dynasty (Bush generations have enriched themselves- Howell Raines Bitterness Alert)

    12/18/2005 12:00:06 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies · 1,313+ views
    The Age ^ | December 19, 2005 | Howell Raines
    The Bush generations have enriched themselves while impoverishing the presidency.AT THIS point, the policy legacy of George Bush seems pretty well defined by three disparate disasters: Iraq in foreign affairs, Katrina in social welfare, corporate influence over tax, budget and regulatory decisions. As a short-term political consequence, we may avoid another dim-witted Bush in the White House. But what the Bush dynasty has done to presidential campaign science — the protocols by which Americans elect presidents in the modern era — amounts to a political legacy that can haunt the Republic for years to come. We are now enduring the...
  • Hey, What's That Sound? (Dowd)

    08/20/2005 3:11:55 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 48 replies · 1,698+ views
    NY Times ^ | 8/20/05 | Maureen Dowd
    Richard Nixon once gave me a lesson in the politics of war. Howell Raines, then the Washington bureau chief for The Times, took some reporters to meet Mr. Nixon right before the 1992 New Hampshire primary. The deposed president had requested that Howell bring along only reporters who were too young to have covered Watergate, so we tried to express an excess of Juvenalia spirit. Before the first vote of '92 was cast, Mr. Nixon laid out, state by state, how Bill Clinton, who was not even a sure bet for the Democratic nomination at that point, was going to...
  • FLASHBACK: The 'Dumb' Factor

    06/08/2005 4:13:13 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 13 replies · 967+ views
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, August 27, 2004 | Howell Raines
    -SNIP-What is presidential intelligence and how much does it really matter? We can all recite the lists of ostentatiously brilliant presidents who faltered (Wilson, Hoover, etc.) and apparent plodders who triumphed (Truman). When I was covering the Reagan White House in 1981, all his top aides were wholesaling Oliver Wendell Holmes's famous comment about Franklin Roosevelt's possessing "a second-rate intellect, but a first-rate temperament." In the end, Reagan confounded scholars, journalists and voters alike. In an obituary essay, his biographer Edmund Morris referred first to Reagan's "intelligence" and later to his "ignorance." To be fair, innate intelligence has to do...
  • Raines, Rather, Jordan... Why the right-of-center bloggers are more successful (by Jonah Goldberg)

    02/14/2005 3:43:21 PM PST · by Vision Thing · 27 replies · 1,414+ views
    National Review Online ^ | February 14, 2005, 9:40 a.m. | Jonah Goldberg
    I've been doing this for a long time now. By "this" I of course mean eating while I type. But I also mean this Internet thing. This column in fact pre-dates NRO itself and NRO is now considered one of those ancient landmarks of the Internet, like some old city that has been razed and rebuilt so many times nobody remembers why certain streets have the names they do. I remember when the first blogs started to appear and I was not particularly bullish on their chances for success. Of course, I was wrong about a great deal and right...
  • STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES ('intelligentsia' and 'intelligence' are mutually exclusive constructs)

    11/05/2004 3:14:10 AM PST · by Mia T · 25 replies · 1,900+ views
    Newsweek, The New York Times, Forrest Gump | 11.5.04 | Mia T
    STUPID IS AS STUPID DOES(the self-anointed 'intelligentsia' and 'intelligence' are mutually exclusive constructs) by Mia T, 11.05.04 'I can't believe I'm losing to this idiot.'" John KerryNEWSWEEK ELECTION ISSUE: 'How He Did It' "Does anyone in America doubt that Kerry has a higher IQ than Bush? I'm sure the candidates' SATs and college transcripts would put Kerry far ahead." Howell Raines - Former Executive Editor of the New York Times "The 'Dumb' Factor"Washington Post, August 27, 2004 "Stupid is as stupid does." Forrest Gump LOWER IQ = SMARTER WAR?(AND WHY DOESN'T KERRY SIGN FORM 180, ANYWAY?) POURQUOI JOHN KERRY EST...
  • The 'Dumb' Factor [The idiot who hired and promoted Jayson Blair explains everything]

    08/27/2004 7:41:46 AM PDT · by aculeus · 25 replies · 964+ views
    Washington Post ^ | August 27, 2004 | Howell Raines
    POCONO SUMMIT, Pa. -- It was here in the parking lot of Cramer's Home Center, less than seven miles from a NASCAR track, in a pivotal battleground state, on the back of a battered work van, that we saw the first one. "Somewhere in Texas," the bumper sticker said, "A Village Is Missing Its Idiot." The next showed up at the Home Depot on the back of an equally battered pickup driven by a tough-looking kid dressed for construction work. It said: "Bush," and then, "Like a Rock Only Dumber."
  • Kerry likened to 'Lurch' by ex-N.Y. Times editor

    06/30/2004 1:31:02 PM PDT · by Dave Burns · 23 replies · 465+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | June 2, 2004
    ELECTION 2004 Kerry likened to 'Lurch' by ex-N.Y. Times editor Howell Raines says 'pompous' John has 'Addams Family' face, no clear message -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: June 2, 2004 2:55 p.m. Eastern © 2004 John Kerry, left, likened to TV's Lurch While talk-show hosts across America have for some time likened presidential candidate John Kerry to television's comedic monsters Herman Munster of "The Munsters" and Lurch from the "Addams Family," the comparison is now being drawn by Howell Raines, the former editor of the New York Times. In a commentary published in today's Guardian newspaper in Britain, Raines writes: "The TV...
  • MRC Alert: Liberal Media's Reagan-Bashing Record

    06/09/2004 10:04:18 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 7 replies · 1,792+ views
    MRC ^ | Wednesday June 9, 2004 | Brent Baker,Rich Noyes,Jessica Anderson
    Media Reality Check. "Liberal Media's Reagan-Bashing Record: While Reporters Now Praise Reagan's Humor & Optimism, They Disdained His Conservative Policies" Below is the text of a two-page Media Reality Check distributed by fax today, put together by the MRC's Rich Noyes,based on quotes gathered from the MRC archive by Jessica Anderson.This is only a small portion of the Reagan-bashing quotes we've gathered, so we will be distributing more in the future, but these are the best short ones which enabled us to squeeze as many as possible into a fax. We didn't want to go negative on the media before...
  • Email from Cooter - Howlin'

    06/08/2004 9:40:29 AM PDT · by Davis · 10 replies · 251+ views
    Trentino's Magazine ^ | June 8, 2004 | Trentino
    E-mail to Candidate John F. Kerry #7 From James (Cooter) Thompson Re: Howlin' Dear Senator Kerry: The guys down to Daryl's Bait Shop have been urging me to write to you real quick to straighten you out on various matters pertaining to your campaign. I am happy to oblige. We are concerned that you been getting advice from so-called friends who ain't really friendly to you and have hidden reasons to pretend friendliness, you know, patting you on the back so they know where to stick the knife. We made it clear in our first e-mail to you a few...
  • Howelling at the Moon

    06/03/2004 4:06:10 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 5 replies · 151+ views
    TAS ^ | 6/3/2004 | Mark Goldblatt
    If you want to understand why the New York Times jumped the shark during Howell Raines's tenure as executive editor, a solid clue is provided by a startling opinion piece Raines penned this week for the British newspaper the Guardian. After accusing President Bush of representing "the conservative, greedy wing of the Privilege party," after noting that he "looks like Goofy when he smirks," after alleging without evidence that "George W got into the Air National Guard when others couldn't through his father's political pull … got into flight school ahead of others due to his father's political pull… was...
  • Kerry likened to 'Lurch' by ex-N.Y. Times editor

    06/02/2004 5:54:55 PM PDT · by hope · 28 replies · 268+ views
    <p>This is a WorldNetDaily printer-friendly version of the article which follows.</p> <p>While talk-show hosts across America have for some time likened presidential candidate John Kerry to television's comedic monsters Herman Munster and Lurch from the "Addams Family," the comparison is now being drawn by Howell Raines, the former editor of the New York Times.</p>
  • Former New York Times editor Howell Raines on why John Kerry will not win the presidential election

    06/01/2004 7:47:55 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 53 replies · 881+ views
    Guardian ^ | 06/02/04 | Howell Raines
    Must do better His poll ratings have slumped and each day brings more bad news from Iraq, but George Bush has one big advantage in the coming campaign: a ponderous, uncharismatic challenger with no clear message. In the first of a series of dispatches for G2 on the US election, former New York Times editor Howell Raines warns that John Kerry must find his voice or fade away Wednesday June 2, 2004 The Guardian A lot of Democrats are nostalgic these days for the exuberance that Bill Clinton exhibited on the campaign trail and for the clarity of his message:...
  • Must do better(Howell Raines on why Kerry will loose.)

    06/01/2004 10:27:05 PM PDT · by ijcr · 29 replies · 258+ views
    The Guardian ^ | June 2, 2004 | Howell Raines
    A lot of Democrats are nostalgic these days for the exuberance that Bill Clinton exhibited on the campaign trail and for the clarity of his message: "It's the economy, stupid." With John Kerry, the message so far seems to be: It's the war, sort of, and it's the economy, maybe. Even against a weakened George Bush, Kerry has to get better as a candidate. The president may be bruised, but anyone tempted to bet against him would be ignoring the Republican party's mastery of what the pundits call "hammer-and-chisel politics", in which an opponent's reputation is destroyed through relentless pounding...
  • Newspaper Daze, Part 6

    04/27/2004 7:06:43 AM PDT · by Davis · 186+ views
    The Conning Tower ^ | April 27, 2004 | Trentino
    Howell Raines, Executive Editor of the New York Times for 20 months until he was drowned in the wake of the Jayson Blair affair last June, has just published a long (21,000 words) account of his tenure there. It appears in the May issue of the print edition of Atlantic magazine. My Times is its name. It is Raines's torch song to his employer of twenty-five years: he loves her even though she done him wrong and tossed him out on his keister. It is Raines's thesis that it was his determination to shake up the Times, make it fit...

    03/25/2004 2:45:37 PM PST · by Liz · 26 replies · 325+ views
    NY POST ^ | March 25, 2004 | KEITH J. KELLY
    <p>Former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines has unleashed a blistering criticism of the paper where he worked for 25 years and of the onetime friend who ultimately fired him, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. "I felt on the day I became executive editor and on the day I drove away from West Forty-Third Street for the last time that the Times badly needs to raise the level of its journalism, and to do so quickly in order to survive and make the full transition to the digital age," Raines writes in the May issue of The Atlantic Monthly - his first public comments since the days following his ouster last year.</p>
  • Deposed NY Times editor admits pushing staff too hard

    03/24/2004 3:56:26 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies · 196+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3-24-04 | SETH SUTEL, AP Business Writer
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly a year after losing his job as executive editor of The New York Times, Howell Raines is defending his efforts to shake up the newspaper's culture and criticizing the paper's review into its own practices, saying it represents "an institution in denial."</p>
  • As Howell Raines Readies His Memoir, Times Staff Girds (readers get ready for hyper-victimization)

    03/24/2004 3:56:47 AM PST · by Liz · 13 replies · 264+ views
    The New York Observer ^ | 3/29/2004 edition | Tom Scocca
    Deposed New York Times executive editor Howell Raines, sidelined and mostly silent after his eviction last June from West 43rd Street, is throwing himself back into the action. On March 24, The Atlantic Monthly will begin allowing the press to get a preview look at the cover story of its May issue, a gargantuan piece by Mr. Raines pondering his former place of employment. The piece will check in at something greater than 20,000 words, according to The Atlantic. That’s some 2,500 words longer than Ken Auletta’s mammoth New Yorker profile of Raines. Or, by Atlantic standards, it means Raines...
  • Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times

    11/13/2003 3:17:35 PM PST · by walford · 8 replies · 3,131+ views
    Accuracy In Media ^ | November 12, 2003 | William R Alford
    Receive FREE updates by email: | Before Jayson Blair: AIM and The New York Times By William AlfordNovember 12, 2003 Subsequent to the fallout over Jayson Blair's numerous instances of fraud, inaccuracy and plagiarism, senior staff at The N.Y. Times surely hoped that credibility doubts would end by throwing the 27-year-old journalist over the side in May. Questions nonetheless persisted over such practices as the widespread misuse of unnamed sources, attributing freelancers' work to staff reporters, and insufficient research and 'advocacy' journalism. On an early June "day that breaks my heart," publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. announced the 'resignations' of...
  • Ex-Times Exec to Discuss Blair in Book

    11/13/2003 8:03:28 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 224+ views
    Star News ^ | 11/13/03
    Associated Press Story - Former New York Times executive Gerald Boyd, who resigned last June in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, is writing his memoirs. Currently untitled, the book will be published in 2005 by Amistad, an imprint of News Corp.'s HarperCollins that specializes in publications by black authors. "The Jayson Blair scandal will be covered, but it will be just a small part of the story," Boyd's representative, Robert Barnett, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney, said Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Blair resigned from the Times last spring after editors learned he had embellished and plagiarized parts...
  • N.Y. Times Columnist: Fox News Is Bush's Al Jazeera

    10/16/2003 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 97 replies · 538+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 10/16/03 | Limbacher
    Premier New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman attacked the Fox News Channel on Thursday, comparing the top-rated cable news network to the pro-terrorist Al Jazeera broadcasting company. Using a recent speech by Vice President Dick Cheney to argue that the Bush administration is too narrow-minded in its handling of postwar Iraq, Friedman complained, "Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein issue messages from their caves through Al Jazeera, and Mr. Cheney issues messages from his bunker through Fox." "Out of fairness, my newspaper feels obligated [to cover the Cheney speech]," the top Times columnist wrote. "But I wish we would have...
  • Another New York Times Scandal

    10/15/2003 3:46:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 263+ views ^ | October 15, 2003 | Cliff Kincaid
    Remember Jayson Blair? Now, another name will go down in infamy at the New York Times. Lynette Holloway, another affirmative- action promotion at the New York Times, has resigned in the wake of the paper running its second-longest correction in history. That 2,175-word correction ran back on July 14. Holloway’s by-line has not appeared since. Now she’s gone. The Times didn’t want to draw any more attention to this scandal, and her resignation was disclosed by a competitor, Keith J. Kelly of the New York Post. He reported that Times spokeswoman Catherine Mathis said they had reached "an amicable settlement."
  • The Collected Works of a Paranoid Crank [Mugger on Krugman's book]

    09/23/2003 6:44:50 AM PDT · by aculeus · 7 replies · 295+ views
    New York Sun ^ | Sep 23, 2003 | RUSS SMITH
    Paul Krugman, an economist who teaches at Princeton University, is a crank. Ordinarily, this wouldn’t be particularly significant: Academia, notably at the elite institutions, is littered with Mr. Krugman’s ilk. Isolated from the real world and worshipped by impressionable young men and women, professors collectively form a base of the Democratic Party that’s as potent, in rhetoric if not fundraising, as the country’s unions, trial lawyers, and the vast majority of Hollywood celebrities. But Mr. Krugman is one of the most influential left-wing critics of the Bush administration. Thanks to Howell Raines, he has a twice-weekly op-ed column in the...
  • New York Times Warns of Lower Earnings

    09/17/2003 6:05:40 PM PDT · by kattracks · 28 replies · 338+ views
    AP | 9/17/03
    NEW YORK, Sep 17, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The New York Times Co. reported lower advertising revenues for August and said Wednesday that its third-quarter earnings would be well below Wall Street expectations. The Times said it expected to earn between 30 and 32 cents per share in the third quarter, compared with 38 cents in the same period last year. Analysts surveyed by Thomson First Call had been expecting the company to earn 39 cents per share. Advertising revenues in the company's newspaper group fell 1.4 percent in August compared with the same month last year. "The...
  • Author Exposes Most Influential U.S. Newspaper's Leftist Slant

    09/17/2003 2:23:12 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 10 replies · 312+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 9/17/03 | Chad Groening
    conservative columnist says the liberal bias of The New York Times extends far beyond the environs of New York and should be a matter of concern to every American. As a native New Yorker, Bob Kohn grew up reading the Times. But now the columnist for WorldNetDaily has written a book about the newspaper called Journalistic Fraud: How The New York Times Distorts the News and Why it Can No Longer Be Trusted (WND Books, 2003). Kohn says every other liberal news agency follows the Times, even broadcast news organizations. "The old joke applies -- Peter Jennings is not a...
  • How the ombudsman, once dismissed as a matter of doctrine, came to the New York Times

    09/13/2003 5:36:22 PM PDT · by Jay Rosen NYU · 8 replies · 417+ views
    PressThink ^ | September 10, 2003 | Jay Rosen
    The ombudsman is here because the doctrine against it collapsed. But pride says the Times cannot copy the Post. What's Bill Keller to do?The argument for why an ombudsman would never be needed at the New York Times went like this. Every editor should represent the interests of the reader. That’s what good editors do. No ombudsman. Before you start poking at the logic, appreciate how long it stood and how well it served the authority of the Times. First ombudsman is 1967, Louisville Courier Journal. Thirty six years later, the New York Times agrees: maybe it’s a good...
  • New York Times Appoints Standards Editor

    09/10/2003 3:50:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 19 replies · 380+ views
    AP | 9/10/03
    NEW YORK, Sep 10, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The New York Times has appointed assistant managing editor Allan M. Siegal as its first standards editor, the newspaper reported. Siegal, who will retain his current title, will oversee the creation of new guidelines for the use of anonymous sources, bylines and datelines, according to a story in Wednesday's edition of the Times. In an e-mail to staff announcing the appointment Tuesday, Executive Editor Bill Keller said Siegal would be "the main internal sounding board for staff members who have doubts or complaints about the paper's content, whether already published...
  • N.Y. Times and ABC Plan News Helix for '04 Campaign

    09/10/2003 7:20:44 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 19 replies · 779+ views
    NY Observer ^ | 9/10/03
    The New York Times is trying to beef up its television-news profile in time to become a network player in the 2004 Presidential election campaign. Last spring, the paper of record first announced a partnership to co-own and run the Discovery Civilization Channel; by December 2002, The Times had renamed it the Discovery Times channel and refitted the station with a very 43rd Street logo.Now, sources tell The Observer, The Times is in negotiations with ABC News to coordinate coverage of the Presidential race with its cable-channel property.Sources familiar with the negotiations said that the proposal is still in its...
  • JAYSON BLAIR REDUX: Can the 'Times' Be Sued? (for journalistic malpractice?)

    09/09/2003 3:16:43 PM PDT · by Liz · 16 replies · 302+ views
    VILLAGE VOICE ^ | 9/10-16 edition | CYNTHIA COTTS
    Should The New York Times have to pay damages to readers who were duped by its decision to publish the fraudulent work of Jayson Blair? So say Clay Calvert and Robert D. Richards, two lawyers who teach in the College of Communications at Pennsylvania State University, in an article that will appear in the fall 2003 edition of the Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. The article introduces the novel legal theory of "journalistic malpractice" whereby, in the Times' case, "the continued publication of Blair's stories, despite the serious doubt about his work entertained and expressed by his...
  • Raines Writes (still ignoring the dead moose at the tea party)

    09/08/2003 7:16:23 AM PDT · by martin_fierro · 3 replies · 208+ views
    Newsweak/PMSNBC ^ | 9/15/03 Issue | Seth Mnookin
    Exclusive: Raines Writes NEWSWEEK Sept. 15 issue — In the issue of Details out Sept. 15, Howell Raines, the recently fired executive editor of The New York Times, writes a personal essay that he concludes by saying, “I was wrong and you were right.” IT’S THE FIRST piece of journalism Raines has committed (to borrow one of the poetically inclined Alabamian’s pet phrases) since he left the Times in June. But Raines’s essay isn’t about his divisive tenure at the newspaper; it deals with the fears and joys of watching a son grow into a professional rock musician.
  • O'Reilly Tears Into the New York Times

    09/03/2003 5:58:22 PM PDT · by kattracks · 44 replies · 522+ views ^ | 9/03/03 | Carl Limbacher and Staff
    Leftists never learn not to tangle with Fox News star Bill O'Reilly. When his Irish temper is aroused he can be tough, something the New York Times got a taste of last night. The Times, which cozies up with the likes of O'Reilly foe Al Franken, recently exposed as having lied to Attorney General John Ashcroft, carried a column by Judith Maslin that says the alleged satirist "makes a bull's-eye out of Mr. O'Reilly" for having told whoppers. In his Talking Points memo last night, O'Reilly fired back at the newspaper, which "is leading the charge to turn America...
  • Mission mystique [on The New York Times]

    08/17/2003 6:11:54 AM PDT · by aculeus · 19 replies · 337+ views
    Washington Times ^ | August 17, 2003 | Arnold Beichman
    <p>The biggest job facing Bill Keller, newly appointed New York Times executive editor, is how to restore a missing, indefinable, intangible attribute that once shone like a halo above the paper's masthead.</p> <p>That attribute was the Times' mystique, something beyond newsprint, stories, editorials, headlines and circulation figures. It was not that one believed everything the Times reported or that one even agreed with its editorials.</p>
  • The New York Times: Another Day, Another Editor, Another Scandal

    08/17/2003 1:40:18 PM PDT · by mrustow · 55 replies · 1,571+ views
    A Different Drummer ^ | 18 August 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    On July 14, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger named a new executive editor, Bill Keller; made a point of insulting Keller’s predecessor, Howell Raines, whom Sulzberger had rewarded for his loyal service, by pushing out the door; and found himself mired in yet another affirmative action scandal. Don’t it just break your heart?! In introducing Times veteran Keller in his new capacity, Sulzberger went out of his way to take a potshot at Raines, who had been on the Charlie Rose Show only three days earlier, where he’d spoken of the Times suffering from a “lethargic culture of complacency.”...
  • Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes Named Managing Editors of The New York Times

    07/31/2003 4:23:07 PM PDT · by Timesink · 47 replies · 1,018+ views
    Business Wire ^ | July 31, 2003
    BW2085 JUL 31,2003 8:06 PACIFIC 11:06 EASTERN ( BW)(NY-THE-NEW-YORK-TIMES)(NYT) Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes Named Managing Editors of The New York Times     Business Editors     NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 31, 2003--Jill Abramson and John M. Geddes were named managing editors of The New York Times today, effective September 2. Ms. Abramson has been the newspaper's Washington bureau chief since 2000 and Mr. Geddes has been the newspaper's deputy managing editor since 1997. The appointments were announced by Bill Keller, executive editor of The Times.     Ms. Abramson, 49, and Mr. Geddes, 51, succeed Gerald Boyd who resigned earlier this year. A replacement...
  • 'Don't blame diversity' for fake-news scandal: N.Y. Times vows to continue race promotions

    07/30/2003 10:43:12 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 320+ views ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003 | By Joe Kovacs
    A new report examining problems at the New York Times rips the newspaper for a lack of communication but downplays the push for racial diversity as a leading factor in its Jayson Blair plagiarism scandal. The 94-page report says it's "simplistic" to believe promotion of minority reporters like Blair was the essential cause of the calamity. Jayson Blair (N.Y. Times photo) "The fraud Jayson Blair committed on us and our readers was not a consequence of our diversity program, which has been designed to apply the same rigorous standards of performance we demand of all our staff," Bill Keller wrote...
  • Distraction of media missiles fired at wrong targets (The Australian vs BBC and DU)

    07/30/2003 3:43:46 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies · 292+ views
    The Australian ^ | July 28 2003 | Andrew Sullivan, The Sunday Times
    THERE was something wonderfully strained about how various media organisations dealt last week with the news of the deaths of Qusay and Uday Hussein. From the BBC to Reuters, there was palpable – if sternly repressed – dismay. One of the first headlines that the Ba'athist Broadcasting Corporation put out on the news was: "US celebrates 'good' Iraq news." The quotation marks around "good" did not refer to any quote or source in the text. They were pure editorialising on behalf of the BBC, whose campaign to undermine the liberation of Iraq is now in full swing. It was not...
  • After Blair, Times Makes New Positions

    07/30/2003 10:54:36 AM PDT · by kattracks · 6 replies · 243+ views
    AP | 7/30/03
    NEW YORK, Jul 30, 2003 (AP Online via COMTEX) -- The New York Times, acting on the recommendations of a committee assembled following the Jayson Blair scandal, said Wednesday it would create three new positions, including an ombudsman to examine coverage and review reader complaints. Along with the ombudsman, to be known at the Times as "public editor," the newspaper will create two masthead-level jobs for a standards editor and an editor to oversee hiring and career development, new Executive Editor Bill Keller said in a staff memo. All three jobs should be "refined and filled within the coming...
  • Making and faking the news that fits

    07/29/2003 10:24:43 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 6 replies · 336+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 30, 2003 | By Bruce Bartlett
    <p>Say what you want about the New York Times, but it still makes more news than any other paper in the U.S. By this, I don't mean in the sense of printing the news, as other papers do, but rather in the sense of news about the Times itself. Consider these recent items that made national news.</p>
  • N.Y. Times to Bring in Three New Editors (NYT gave faker journo Blair merit raise)

    07/30/2003 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Liz · 25 replies · 418+ views
    NEW YORK (AP) - After an 11-week internal investigation of the Jayson Blair scandal, The New York Times said Wednesday it will create the first ombudsman's position in its 152-year history and re-examine the newspaper's policies on datelines, bylines and anonymous sources. The ombudsman, to be known at the Times as "public editor," will examine coverage, review reader complaints and write a periodic column in the newspaper, Executive Editor Bill Keller said Wednesday, his first day on the job. In addition, the paper will create two masthead-level jobs for a "standards editor" and an editor to oversee hiring and career...

    07/30/2003 9:15:37 PM PDT · by Timesink · 4 replies · 285+ views
    The Conspiracy to Keep You Poor and Stupid ^ | July 30, 2003 | Donald L. Luskin
    EUPHEMISMS FOR EUPHEMISMS AT THE TIMESNew executive editor Bill Keller is at the helm of the New York Times now. Already there's progress, but it's progress West 43rd Street style -- all designed to preserve the dignity of the Gray Lady. Today the Times announced Keller will appoint a "public editor" to "serve as a representative for readers." They've often said they'd never never appoint an "ombudsman" like the Washington Post. And, indeed, they have not appointed an ombudsman. They've appointed a "public editor." And today's report of the Times' "Siegal Committee" -- appointed to look into the causes and...