‘McGrory basically said that the Blair thing was Barnicle in reverse’:
You just knew the Globe couldn’t sit idly by and let the NYT outshine it in the controversy department. ... Now the N.Y. Times Co. has two newsrooms in an uproar.
Maybe they should go for a threefer and spike a story or two over at the NYT-owned Worcester Telegram & Gazette. Misery loves company, etc. etc. etc. ... So they reportedly spiked a column by Brian McGrory critical of Howell Raines and Howell’s not-forgotten digs and remarks about Affaire de Barnicle, according to the Herald’s Inside Track. The Globe staff has been seething over the Barnicle incident for years now. So maybe what we’re witnessing now isn’t so much a “revolt” as it is a “civil war” within the N.Y. Times Co. ...
Raines apparently said he has no intention of resigning
. Isn’t that what Cardinal ‘This is not a democracy’ Law said? Didn't the Pope once say he wouldn't accept Law's resignation?
-- Dan Kennedy
has more on the Jayson Blair/Howell Raines affair in his weekly ‘Don’t Quote Me’
column. One observation: “But though it’s surely true that Blair deserves most of the blame, it is equally true that Raines himself could have prevented all this from happening. This isn’t hindsight; quite the contrary. The most damaging scandal in the paper’s history was laid out right in front of Raines before it even happened.” ...