All the news that's fit to print
I admit, I have a long history of criticizing the New York Times.
After all, my dog's name is Chomsky.
In my political life, they were the establishment press - cheering us on to war in Iraq, adding credibility to the administration's fantasies of weapons of mass destruction...
Then in my web 2.0 life, they became "old media" - putting their best content behind a walled garden, two steps behind their online readers.
Well, yesterday I finally realized that I was all wrong about this NY institution. They really are the paper of record. They deserve our respect. For example, take a look at this fine piece of reporting.