October 2012 Archive

Arthur Sulzberger

The Jimmy Savile Scandal, Mark Thompson and the New York Times

By Michael Wolff: Among the major institutions in the world most inclined to self-scrutiny and self-criticism are the BBC and the New York Times. This is not to say that they are transparent or self-aware, but, rather, achingly self-conscious, consumed by the scrutiny of others.

Kostas Vaxevanis

On Greek Democracy

By Costas Panayotakis: In an editorial published on October 29, 2012 The New York Times rightly criticizes the prosecution of Greek investigative journalist Kostas Vaxevanis, who published the names contained in a list of Greek citizens who had Swiss bank accounts and some of whom may have been guilty of tax evasion.

New York Times

NYT Writer Accuses Mark Thompson of ‘wilful ignorance’ over Jimmy Savile

By Lisa O'Carroll: Joe Nocera asks why ex-BBC director general did not order inquiry after learning of Newsnight programme on presenter.

Mark Thompson

New York Times Columnist Attacks Former BBC Head Mark Thompson Over Savile - Even Though He’s Due To Be Her New Boss

By PA: Further doubts have been expressed about whether former BBC director-general Mark Thompson is a suitable figure to take over as the new chief executive ...

Dr Paul Krugman, 2008 Nobel Laureate, sp

The ‘downright dangerous’ Paul Krugman

By Ryan Chittum: CNBC’s Becky Quick thinks, wrongly, the economist is alone in debunking “fiscal crisis”.

Nate Silver

Why Liberals Cling To Nate Silver

By Rosie Gray: The Northeast is taking shelter from today’s uncertainty and furor today beneath what has emerged as a key security blanket for this embattled region: Nate Silver’s blog.