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  •  I always wonder about blanket indictments (none)
    there are a few spots of sanity in NYT--all of them seem to be Paul Krugman at the moment--but there still is the occasional civic minded op ed piece--most recently from the district attorney prosecuting the gerrymandering in Texas--(whose name has momentarily slipped a way from me.)
    •  All the "spots" you mention (none)
      are independent writers, guests of the Times, so to speak.

      We're talking about their news coverage and, more sadly, the lack thereof.

      •  Its daily political is a crime against humanity (none)

        I did not receive $ from Ketchum, U.S. Department of Ed or HHS to write this---though I wish I had.

        by Volvo Liberal on Fri Feb 25, 2005 at 10:47:02 AM PST

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        •  ooops (none)
          The NYTimes' daily political coverage out of Washington is simply gruesome and getting worse...From Jeff Gerth to Richard Berke, to Wilgoren, Bumiller and Nagorney, it is a sad bunch that magnifies (as opposed to clarifies) the Beltway meme/talking points of the day...What has happened to its Washington coverage is truly pathetic...The paper does have glimmers of decency here and there, sometimes in its coverage of social policy issues and studies, but that's about it.....

          I did not receive $ from Ketchum, U.S. Department of Ed or HHS to write this---though I wish I had.

          by Volvo Liberal on Fri Feb 25, 2005 at 10:50:13 AM PST

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          •  their local politics (none)
            is as bad, or worse.

            they can bend a story to smoke bloomberg's cock like no other paper in town.

            last week, the story was a poll came out showing bloomberg would lose by 20 points to any unnamed democrat.

            the times headline and accompanying story were exclusively how "bloomberg's popularity was soaring, despite difficulties"

    •  there's also (none)
      frank rich. he alone is worth the subscription, although i choose to not give them any $ and instead read it on the 'net.
    •  And it has excellent crossword puzzles! (4.00)
      Most days, I feel like I'm paying a $1 or $3.50 just for a crossword puzzle.

      "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

      by Glinda on Fri Feb 25, 2005 at 12:45:52 PM PST

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      •  Will historians write (none)
        the revolution came to a halt when someone needed a crossword puzzle?

        "Together we will stand, every boy, girl, woman
        and a man."

        •  I'd like to think ... (none)
          that historians will write that the revolution happened because of a truly subversive crossword puzzle.

          It could happen. Crossword puzzles are, after all, a simple form of "encoding".

          "You don't lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case." - Ken Kesey

          by Glinda on Sat Feb 26, 2005 at 06:37:07 PM PST

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