‘The name of the moose is Arthur’:
A lot of people, including yours truly, have been concentrating most of their fire on Howell Raines during the Jayson Blair fiasco. But former Boston Globe business columnist David Warsh
thinks the real problem could be Pinch himself. David: “The New York Times finally is in the hands of a scion who may not be up to the job.” ... Notice how Warsh isn’t aggressively pursuing the affirmative action angle -- and rightly so. For there’s a much larger management and transformation issue at stake here. Again, David: “...(The Times’) dominant overtones seem, at least to me, to have become strident, intemperate, even undignified. This is strong language, I know, and a big newspaper is a very complicated place. Plenty of straight journalism appears in The Times every day. But ‘edge’ and ‘attitude,’ those signature concepts of the ‘90s, slowly have been gaining the upper hand.” ... (Via Andrew Sullivan
FYI: Here’s at look at Warsh’s new online enterprise
-- Are these the same conservatives who used to howl at the Washington Post
during the Nixon era?