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  •  The NYT books section roughed up Krugman (5+ / 0-)

    when it reviewed his new book.  IIRC, Peter Beinart did the review, and, whoever did it, it was pretty harsh.  When a paper does that to one of its own, what's the point of worrying about those undignified bloggers in their pajamas?

    I'm kind of enjoying the little dignified food fight between Krugman and Herbert on one side and Brooks on the other.  I like even more that 2 NYT columnists are taking their shots at St. Ronald The Fair-minded.  I'm beyond tired of the fact that the country seems to be showing as much amnesia about Reagan's record as Reagan showed in his Iran/contra testimony.

    I wish I could've been a fly on the wall in the Brooks home as he read Herbert's column yesterday.

    Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

    by RFK Lives on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 08:00:58 AM PST

    •  They assign reviews then reviewer is independent (2+ / 0-)
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      Mind you, I don't think they should have assigned the Sunday review to Peter Beinart in the first place, but once he wrote it, they had to publish it or all hell would've broken loose.  So it's not exactly that the paper "did that to one of their own."

      But, like you, I was very displeased. The review in the daily Arts section was positive, luckily.

      You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott

      by javelina on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 08:17:20 AM PST

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      •  They did it to their own by their choice (2+ / 0-)
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        of reviewer.  They knew exactly what they'd get out of Beinart.  Given his track record, everything he wrote was entirely predictable.

        Some men see things as they are and ask why. I see things that never were and ask why not?

        by RFK Lives on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 08:35:54 AM PST

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        •  Not arguing - see my first sentence (0+ / 0-)

          You're right on the Beinart choice.

          They need to rethink the whole damn thing - look how much better the London Review of Books and (UK) Times Book Review are. It's not THAT hard to put together a decent weekly review.

          Also, there are a lot of books they're just ignoring.

          You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott

          by javelina on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 08:47:31 AM PST

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      I too wish I could have been a fly on the wall in Brooks's home - or in the office later that day!

      You can tell you have created God in your own image when it turns out that he or she hates all the same people you do. - Anne Lamott

      by javelina on Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 08:18:02 AM PST

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