Magazine January 24, 2011, Issue

Two Quarts Low

Outside the New York Times building in Manhattan, N.Y. (Gary Hershorn/Reuters)
Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of the New York Times Means for America, by William McGowan (Encounter, 288 pp., $25.95)

I’ve been blogging at my InstaPundit.com site for going on ten years, and — as with most bloggers of almost any political persuasion — one theme of my blogging has been the deteriorating quality of the New York Times’ news and editorial coverage, spiced occasionally with snarky comments on the deteriorating state of its finances.

A friend of mine who worked at the Times used to pepper me with angry e-mails about that blogging, but those petered out, and when I ran into him recently — now laid off — he remarked: “You know how bad you think management is at

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Glenn Harlan Reynolds is the Beauchamp Brogan Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Tennessee, where he teaches space law.  He is the author of numerous works on space law and space policy, and has served on the Vice President’s Space Policy Advisory Board and on NASA’s Planetary Protection subcommittee.

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