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Daniel Okrent Quotes

Daniel Okrent Quotes & Quotations
Name:
Daniel Okrent
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Editor
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American
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    Brooks clearly lines up on the conservative side, but like Safire, he's a libertarian conservative, not an evangelical Christian. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 2
    But I think it's undeniable that the Times is a liberal paper. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 3
    Gail didn't want me commenting on the opinion pages. I was hired by the news department and, despite the rabid assertions of the Times' enemies and detractors, the two really have nothing to do with each other. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 4
    I believe the Times is a great newspaper, but a profoundly fallible one. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 5
    I think it's one of the Times' problems that they haven't made it clear to readers what various formats mean. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 6
    I think on civilian casualties they could do more. It's actually something I've discussed with the editors involved. They're aware of it, and I'm hopeful that there will be more reporting on that. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 7
    I think Tierney is also more libertarian than he is conservative in the conventional sense. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 8
    I was probably being a little cocky, which I do when I feel that I don't know what I'm talking about. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 9
    I'm saying that the WMD reporting was not consciously evil. It was bad journalism, even very bad journalism. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 10
    If there had been three public editors before me, the body might have absorbed it a little bit better. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 11
    If you really hate George Bush, you don't want to read about his hobbies or that he's nice to his friends or that he's good company at dinner. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 12
    Is the New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 13
    Keep public editors around, give readers more access to the editors of the paper, constantly challenge itself, and be aware of its own history. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 14
    Now I worry. If people ended up liking me, did I do the job wrong? So I decided they didn't end up liking me - they ended up being able to deal with me. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 15
    Now, I think the likelihood of it failing on something like WMD again is very slight because everybody is aware of how we in the press blew it. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 16
    That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 17
    The Times' new credibility committee report that was issued on Monday very specifically said they will be putting in a policy that reporters must get permission from their department heads to appear on television, which I think is a really good thing. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent
  • 18
    You can certainly go back to any number of stories - early coverage of Vietnam, the Holocaust - to show the press failing to tell the story. Daniel_OkrentDaniel Okrent