“ Reporters in The New York Times newsroom deeply resent the paper’s editorial page, and the dissent has “reached the boiling point,” the New York Observer reports Tuesday.
It’s not an ideological dispute, the Observer says, but rather the sense that the paper’s editorials and columns are boring, ineffectual, poorly written and poorly read. The story was based on interviews with more than two dozen current and former Times staffers, mostly on condition of anonymity out of fear of editorial page editor Andrew Rosenthal.
Rosenthal was described as a petty tyrant, and lazy in his supervision of an opinion staff that is widely seen outside the newsroom as the voice of the Left-wing establishment.”
The most biting comments were reserved for Mr Friedman and Ms Dowd and should not be missed . Mr Friedman has become so predictably wrong that there exists a webpage called the Thomas Friedman Op/Ed generator that produces a new column at the touch of button , which results in columns such as the one below :
The reader will note of course that the reporters don’t have any issue with the politics of the Op/Ed page , they are in full agreement with the Statist slant of the opinion page , their only beef is with the poor writing and not the bias .