Looking for something to read this morning? I highly recommend Ed Driscoll’s neat little review of William McGowan’s Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America. And after you’ve read Ed, you should probably get a copy of McGowan’s book.
By the way, I know that the Gray Lady has long been a paper in moral decline — witness the Duranty years. Nevertheless, if it’s possible to get lower than a snake’s belly, the Gray Lady has done it, and with a certain dramatic panache too. At least it used to be immoral with class. Now it’s just a sneery, dreary, dishonest little rag.