Roger L. Simon

Sarkozy: Who Edits the New York Times

The rap on blogs is they don’t have editors – and now that I’m involved at Pajamas Media (no longer a blog really, but some kind of hybrid), I have some sympathy for the difficulties involved. But it’s amazing the NYT let this statement slip through in their coverage of Sarko’s speech to Congress: “The warm welcome came as a surprise.

Say what? Surprise to whom? The drumbeat for the arrival of “Sarko the American” has been going non-stop for three days. This is bad reporting and bad writing.