23 Jan 2010 Note to Times: Please Edit Yourself
John Hinderaker at Power Line made a complementary point to the one I made the other day, when I pretended I was David Brooks’ editor, which is that New York Times editors are letting too many foolish writing and factual mistakes get published.
We’re not talking about political bias here, just quality control.
I do believe, though, that if the editors started making the writers — perhaps especially the editorial writers and columnists, as they have somewhat more of a free hand — think carefully about the construction of every sentence, the rigor of their thinking would improve overall. Doesn’t mean the Times would change its tilt, but it might put up more of a challenge.
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