Some say it was Jayson Blair. Some say it was Judith Miller. Some say it was when the Bush administration was able to bully them into spiking the story about the secret prisons the U.S. was running in foreign countries during the presidential election year, only running after Bush and Cheney were able to hold onto power for another four miserable years. Still others think it was when they hired William Kristol.
But here's Matty Boy, happy to 'splain to you why the New York Times no longer matters. Famed home wrecker Judy Guiliani was seen in public for the first time since her louse of a husband, "America's Mayor" Rudy Guiliani took a bundle of cash, ran for president and got completely drubbed because even Republicans can see he's a loser of a candidate.
Guess who else was there? Queen of all Gigantic Child Brides Elizabeth Kucinich. You know, the woman whose husband STILL HAS A JOB! But the Times went with the "brave Judy back in the saddle" story.
The Times pretty much hates bloggers. We bloggers rarely have many kind words for them, either. But if these are their instincts as to what passes for news, bloggers are going to continue to beat them at their own game.
This blog is still alive, just in semi-hibernation.
When I want to write something longer than a tweet about something other than math or sci-fi, here is where I'll write it.