Ed Driscoll

The Gray Lady Stands at the Crossroads

At the American Spectator, Aaron Goldstein writes:

There’s a lot of moving and shaking at The New York Times since announcing back in February that it would be overhauling its editorial pages.

Yesterday, Bob Herbert announced he was leaving The New York Times after 18 years to “write a book and expand my efforts on behalf of working people, the poor and others who are struggling in our society.”

Earlier this month, Frank Rich wrote his last column after more than thirty years with The Gray Lady. He will be joining New York Magazine in June.

Does this mean Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd will soon also be leaving for greener pastures? And by greener I don’t mean more environmentally friendly.

Perhaps all of the departing “senior fellows” at the New York Times is causing those left stranded at the paper to have the same sort of lust for a youth movement in their profession that left Hollywood in the financial wilderness for much of the 1970s.