Tuesday, October 17, 2006

How to tell the Times is out of touch with the people

When their standards editor writes this sentence.

Surely, though, you are asking about The New York Times. I think The Times is a much better newspaper than it was 40 years ago, but I'm sure you'd expect me to say that anyway. The Times is enormously more entertaining, more complete, more catholic in its approach to news than it was 40 years ago, and much more analytical.

The first use of the word "catholic" as a generic adjective that I've seen in any book written after 1910. Perhaps I've been reading the wrong stuff, but I'm still impressed.

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