“Blow up the Times Op-Ed page, and start again”

From Alex Pareene at Salon, the tragedy of the New York Times is its terrible opinion section.

Don’t get me wrong, it is not as bad at the Washington Post’s opinion section, but the Times — specifically its slate of regular columnists — is bad. And that badness matters. The president and most of the sane members of Congress care what the Times and its opinion-makers say. The opinions of these columnists have consequences. But most of them don’t write like people who ought to be entrusted with that responsibility.

To which I can only say +1.

13 thoughts on ““Blow up the Times Op-Ed page, and start again”

  1. If you have put a filter on then buy yourself the finest donut in Manhattan at your own expense. You will have earned yourself some carbon credits but you may wish to sell these credits to the highest bidder rather than buy some extra fine donuts. Who to. NYSE. Why can’t people trade in personal carbon credits. I have lots for sale and I don’t want to buy donuts. I anticipate big oil buying up my credits at a reasonable rate.
    Bring back monetarism by ejecting Krugman and finding the current day equivalent of Milton Friedman. Now who would that be. Sumner.

  2. But for Krugman. Krugman needs to stay and is doing great work.

    For the most part, the piece really can’t be argued with.