NYT's Okrent Leaving With Warning to The Readers

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    I don't know if Okrent is leaving the NYT totally, but he has decided to step down as the ombudsman. Looks like too, the NYT is changing the position to be 'written when someone feels like it.' In this column he warns readers what to watch for, when reading the 'competive' papers:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/10/weekinreview/10okrent1.html?



    On the 'editor-at-large' column:

    http://www.editorandpublisher.com/eandp/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000874870

     
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    Wow. I kinda liked that dude. I did see something cryptic in the Times today about "Daniel Okrent... and his successors..." and I thought, wow, he's out? But E&P has the name of the successor.

    Okrent was great because I think he sympathized with conservatives. He wrote some pretty stinging stuff about how the Times covered the gay marriage issue so positively. Hmmmmmm........
     
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    I agree. Some of his columns have been pretty stinging. I think the move down was voluntary, but I would imagine he's not the most popular guy on staff.

    As he said, it's not the 'policies' that need to be addressed, rather the enforcement. (Sounds kind of like our illegal immigration problem.)
     
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    Well Sunday his last column in this position ran, again he wrote some pretty harsh stuff:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/w...00&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all

     
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    I thought this deserved a *bump*

    http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/22/w...00&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss&pagewanted=all



     

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