8.20.2006

Politics: Bill Keller's job

Check out the rube who writes this to the public editor of the New York Times:

"Mr. Keller’s job — specifically noted in our Constitution as a key safeguard of our democracy — is to provide accurate information to allow informed citizens to vote responsibly for the well-being of our country."
Sorry, pal. Mr. Keller's job is to run the chief revenue-producing entity for the New York Times Company. The New York Times Company would like very much to be a national paper, and has no doubt noticed that there's a lot of Fox News consumers among the news-consuming audience in our country. That's who they're chasing.

The Times broke the Pentagon Papers case at a time when they were so sure of their primary, Upper West Side-type audience that they didn't even bother to produce a decent metro section. Those days are gone.

No comments: