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Two Quarts Low

by Glenn Harlan Reynolds

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 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 the Times? It’s ten times worse than you know.”

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