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June 2, 2017

"Sad." - to put this in modern Trumpian vernacular.

I don't know what the NYT is turning into, but it is losing that high-quality veneer that I used to sense when I first fell in love with this paper years ago.
As a mid-30s age conservative I have often disagreed with 90 percent of the content of this paper, but that hasn't stooped me from loving it out of the sheer literary and intellectual quality. That aura is slipping. Some devilish, penny-saving, top-down, "cutting-edge" algorithm seems to be dragging this paper into the pop-up ad, cheapo swamp of modern online journalism; valuing shiny click-bait multi-media, and poll-tested, echo-chamber-friendly, OBVIOUS content, over brave, individualistic, ORIGINAL, human brilliance. The purging of the public-editor is just another brick in the wall. The Public Editor Signs Off - The New York Times

Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 2, 2017 3:48 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Unfortunately the NYT 'intellectual quality' is as diminished as the quality of it's intellectuals. The paper is really struggling to find it's place in the crude and degenerate new reality it worked so hard to bring about.

Posted by: Millie_woods at June 2, 2017 9:23 PM

I've never noticed that "sheer literary and intellectual quality", but then I tend to avoid the PRAVDA and TASS of the USA. Still, I do love mocking Paullie "The Beard" Krugman and MoDo.

Posted by: Sam L. at June 3, 2017 9:07 AM

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