Thursday, June 23, 2005

The newspaper of record

I grew up reading The New York Times. It's not perfect. They make mistakes, but who doesn't? Even so, no one can dissuade me from my feeling that they are the best newspaper one can read.

Time and again, I have read something in the morning in the Times, only to hear it as a story later in the day on the radio or see that a TV show has picked it up. By the time I get it from them, it's old news, because I read it hours or even days before.

I subscribe to the Times and carry it to work with me on the train, so I can read it as I eat my breakfast in my office. Sometimes, I'll take an AM New York from the guy at the train station. AM New York is a free paper, but it's better than those disgusting tabloid rags, The New York Post and The New York Daily News. Often enough, I'll read an article in AM New York about a story the Times had the day before.

There's no punchline to this post. No special point to make, beyond what I said in the first paragraph. If you don't read the Times, you should. It makes you feel smarter and more in touch with what's going on in the world.


David said...

I love the New York Times. All the news thats fit to print.

SAMerican Revolution said...

I dunno...aren't they supposed to be (gasp!) LIBERAL!?

ruggerjohnnyd said...

Are there any other newspapers? Seriously, I have to admit... the Daily News makes for good reading on the throne... and I hear the Post is good for wiping... LOL.

Jeff said...

The Times (online) has been my paper of record for a while now. And its website is much better designed than the Washington Post, my local "national" paper.

Will said...

My one beef with the Times--and it's a BIG beef--is the severe dumbing down of their arts coverage and reviewing. I know any insititution that wants to thrive today has to run after popular culture, but the Times had superb coverage of what we now have to call "high" culture and could have accomodated both. By cutting "classical" music, theater and art out of our schools and newspapers, off TV and radio, and byh ridiculing it all as "elitist," we're cheating our kids out of a large part of their heritage.

Sometimes I feel more and more like a voice crying out in the wilderness.

Matt_Sweet said...

NYT is great. May I also recommend The New Yorker and The Wall Street Journal?