Sunday, July 25, 2004

All The Music That's Fit To Print?

Is That Legal? has a nice response to New York Times public editor Daniel Okrent; who is turning out to be quite a disappointment.
The truth is that the New York Times (in its cultural, fashion, and social coverage) is a newspaper that is an unashamed product of a segment of the city whose name it bears.

That doesn't make it a bad paper, to be sure (though occasionally it would be nice if the paper wrote about bands that I've actually heard of rather than nightclub singers who play the bar at the Algonquin). But in a confessional column like Okrent's of today, a bit more introspection would have been nice.