Friday, August 12, 2005

Navasky on uniformity of opinion at the New York Times

In A Matter of Opinion (p. 105), Victor Navasky discusses the need to toe the party line at the New York Times:
If a writer's assumptions, as distinguished from his conclusions, varied too much from the unspoken consensus sybolized by the owner-publisher's... understanding of how the world worked (or ought to work), then his article could be headed for trouble.
Navasky is referrring to his stint at the Times several decades back; somehow I suspect that not much has changed.