Monday, September 18, 2006

Sloppy, Sloppy, New York Times

Back when I taught journalism at UCLA, I used to point to the NYTimes as an example of a well-edited newspaper.

Well, as Jayson Blair and many other instances have shown, the NYTimes today is as guilty of journalism crap as any other rag. The articles have factual holes and reek of political and other bias, faulty information gathering, failures of attribution etc.

Journalist and author Seth Mnookin points out a more recent editorial lapse in his blog, Feeding the Monster.

If you're a Red Sox fan or just want to read sports writing that would bring tears of joy to the eyes of the venerable Red Smith, you need Seth's book.

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