A knowledgeable reader reached out to us the other day and suggested that we are being too hard on the Times.
The reader was employed in the newspaper business many years ago.
He pointed out the difficult financial situation that the Times is in and how, with limited resources, it is hard for the Times to meet our expectations–ones that are based upon older economic and social situations.
He was of course right.
We argued that most of our discontent was with their meddling in the political arena.
As is the case in many discussions we were concerned about different things.
For our part we will endeavor to avoid writing about their functional failures as much as we have.
Unfortunately the Times has not figured out how to remain relevant.
We do feel that what they are doing now is making their situation worse.
Might they change course?