Tuesday, June 07, 2011

The Gospel According to NYT

HT to Morgan over at HKB (What Morgan calls facebook. The "Hello Kitty" of Bloggin')

This has to be shared. A lot. Because it's so innocently funny, and yet illuminatingly illustrative.

I lifted the following from  that page on Brutally Honest mostly for posterity.

This revealing glimpse into the mind of secularists brought to you by The New York Times, reporting about Jill Abramson, the new editor of The New York Times, who ardently proclaims the gospel of, well, The New York Times:
Ms. Abramson, 57, said that as a born-and-raised New Yorker, she considered being named editor of The Times to be like “ascending to Valhalla.”

“In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion,” she said. “If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth.”
That was on Thursdy the 3rd. If you go to the New York Times today, you'll read the following:
Ms. Abramson, 57, said being named executive editor was “the honor of my life” and like “ascending to Valhalla” for someone who read The Times as a young girl growing up in New York. “We are held together by our passion for our work, our friendship and our deep belief in the mission and indispensability of The Times,” she said. “I look forward to working with all of you to seize our future. In this thrilling and challenging transition, we will cross to safety together.”
Still clinging to "Ms.", I see.


Cylarz said...

A newspaper? Any periodical, for that matter....the Gospel Truth?

Is this woman on crack?

Whitehawk said...

Very interesting. I wonder if it ever causes a crisis of faith when they discover the "truth" has been appropriated from someone else.


I guess it is completely consistent with the ruling class mentality to fabricate "truth" then be astonished when someone calls you on it, yet continue to be impressed with yourself and your mission. I would love to have been in the Abramson livingroom when the curtain was drawn on Jason Blair.