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The Tyranny and Lethargy
of the Times Editorial Page

New York Observer, by Ken Kurson

Original Article

Posted By:Axeman, 2/4/2014 7:38:41 PM

IT’S WELL KNOWN AMONG THE SMALL WORLD of people who pay attention to such things that the liberal-leaning reporters at The Wall Street Journal resent the conservative-leaning editorial page of The Wall Street Journal. What’s less well known—and about to break into the open, threatening the very fabric of the institution—is how deeply the liberal-leaning reporters at The New York Times resent the liberal-leaning editorial page of The New York Times. The New York Observer has learned over the course of interviews with more than two-dozen current and former Times staffers that the situation has “reached the boiling point”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 2/4/2014 10:36:29 PM     (No. 9719775)

Might there be some justice in the world?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: guybee, 2/5/2014 7:27:22 AM     (No. 9720012)

If conservatives would stop buying this drivel, the Times would dry up. Liberals are too cheap and self absorbed to support anything. It is the conservatives who read this provocative material that keeps the old Lady kicking and screaming to the bank.

Boycott the sucker and it will die.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 2/5/2014 7:28:28 AM     (No. 9720014)

First, I am surprised that NYT still has enough money to be buying-out employees. Second, I´d peruse some Letter-to-the-Editor by a known crank long before I´d read any editorial on the pages of some liberal birdcage liner. Third, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching the Times fall apart and head down the drain.

In conclusion, opinions are like a fanny. Everybody has one. The New York Times is the Edsel of publishing and deserves to rust and rot in some vermin infested salvage yard.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: texascunning, 2/5/2014 7:35:59 AM     (No. 9720030)

There are so many great quotes from this column that it´s hard to know where to start. I especially love the comments from NYTimes news reporters about Thomas Friedman´s incompetent writing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hobbiest, 2/5/2014 8:26:57 AM     (No. 9720112)

Love the assessments of Freidman and Dowd. Dowd I suspect was overrated to begin with. Freidman is a textbook application of the Peter Principal.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: richwill, 2/5/2014 8:31:51 AM     (No. 9720116)

Means nothing to me, I never read the excrement.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Udanja99, 2/5/2014 8:39:41 AM     (No. 9720127)

I´m surprised that the far left Observer is letting the cat out of the bag about their soul mates over at the Slimes. Perhaps they´re hoping to snap up what´s left of the Slimes´ customers once the Grey Lady drowns.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Galtoid, 2/5/2014 9:04:09 AM     (No. 9720167)

Can we say what this is? Total irrelevance.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/5/2014 10:03:17 AM     (No. 9720256)

CUT TO THE CHASE
Quit calling them "liberal" (the word that means freedom)
Call them all anti liberal Communists, pinkos, reds!s
Semantics issue SOLVED.
Much easier to deal with all their fanciful words and
unattractive arguments when we take over the correct
labeling of their agitating collectivist propaganda trash.

The mob photo of the smirking staff should be labeled,
"WANTED" and placed in all of America´s post offices!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: squid, 2/5/2014 10:07:41 AM     (No. 9720261)

Sorry Folks, this isn´t unusual or surprising. Leftist, as soon as they get complete control, start eating each other. This has been going on in Chicago for years. I will bet you that Detroit saw the same thing. OK, so it it happening between the staff sections of the New York Times on a smaller scale. You see, the left is never happy, even when they control everything.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Arby, 2/5/2014 10:41:44 AM     (No. 9720316)

Who cares about their lies? No one who is really informed reads it, only the nouveau smart and the aspiring bien-pensant. I wouldn´t even use it to line a birdcage; it might confuse the birds.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ramona, 2/5/2014 10:46:03 AM     (No. 9720323)

I will give a somewhat different perspective. For many years I read the Sunday NYTimes for in-depth articles on such a grand variety of subjects that were so very well written. Even living in remote and isolated places, I felt connected to the world. The level of writing at the Times can still be astounding, but the sorry state of far-leftist bias in the news keeps me from reading even non-political stories now.

We are living in an age of mediocrity in so many aspects of culture - entertainment, literature, news, religion, etc. To me the NYTimes once stood for excellence in print, even knowing that the news slanted liberal (there isn´t even a slant anymore, it´s full-bore leftist). But we have lost something wonderful - or at least the promise of wonderful - and I do not celebrate this loss.

I guess it would be too much to dream of a NYTimes with objective reporting, high-quality editorials from multiple spectra, still maintaining the standard of writing that made the Old Grey Lady grand.
Ramona (the Pest)

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Reply 13 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 2/5/2014 10:46:31 AM     (No. 9720326)

This was a delicious read... because the NYT still carries weight with lots of people even when it is publishing errors and spin. Just who IS buying this partisan rag?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 2/5/2014 11:16:48 AM     (No. 9720384)

I made it about halfway through, then stopped reading. Years ago, I heard Siskel and Ebert discussing a bad movie. At one point they said, "If you don´t find the characters to be interesting, feel free to walk out". That´s how I felt about this article. I really don´t care about the New York Times.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 2/5/2014 11:47:50 AM     (No. 9720437)

The current state of the NYT is what happens when partisanship, intolerance, and grouupthink overrun an organiztion. The result is mediocrity at best and an incompetent international laughingstock at worst.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 2/5/2014 12:05:07 PM     (No. 9720465)

I found it interesting that the first complaint centered around the waste of money. From lefties? Too funny.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: JoniTx, 2/5/2014 12:22:00 PM     (No. 9720488)

~~“I think the editorials are viewed by most reporters as largely irrelevant, and there’s not a lot of respect for the editorial page. The editorials are dull, and that’s a cardinal sin. They aren’t getting any less dull. As for the columnists, Friedman is the worst. He hasn’t had an original thought in 20 years; he’s an embarrassment. He’s perceived as an idiot who has been wrong about every major issue for 20 years, from favoring the invasion of Iraq to the notion that green energy is the most important topic in the world even as the financial markets were imploding. Then there’s Maureen Dowd, who has been writing the same column since George H. W. Bush was president.”~~

Such fun!



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Reply 18 - Posted by: goodbyedems, 2/5/2014 12:41:48 PM     (No. 9720514)



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Reply 19 - Posted by: steph_gray, 2/5/2014 12:51:17 PM     (No. 9720527)

Agree of course that it´s the overwhelming Marxism ruining the paper and has been for nearly a century.

However, also noticed some youth versus age conflict in this catfight. One of the interviewees used "like" and "you know" in a sentence complaining about lack of quality. That´s very amusing.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: lencu255, 2/5/2014 12:59:28 PM     (No. 9720541)

Do we care? In the USSR people had to read Pravda - there were 14 million members of the commie party and those who had the positions and perks had to subscribe to it. Let our American commies subscribe to nyt, but for me these shenanigans are like tempest in a teapot. Nyt is getting paid by the fascist/commie party committee anyway.
I am getting my info on Drudge, Breitbart, etc... Don´t need this stinky nyt, wapo and alphabet TV.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Franz, 2/5/2014 1:05:32 PM     (No. 9720549)

More and more people have come to the realization that the journalistic standards of the National Enquirer are higher than those practiced at the NYT. The distortion of facts is bad enough, but far worse are the feature reports, that were represented as fact, that were made up of whole cloth.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nevernaught, 2/5/2014 1:28:21 PM     (No. 9720590)

It´s obvious from the picture that the writers shown have been over eating and drinking for some time. There is nothing worse than a slurring, burping bunch of overpaid writers. Clouds an already unstable mind.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/5/2014 1:34:44 PM     (No. 9720601)

At this point, what difference does it make?

It may amuse, but doesn´t matter.

These folks would be good at botching up the Spite Hutt for NO-Bomber.
Mebbe he could hire a few.

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