January 2013 Archive

An image of President Obama

Obama’s Non-Closing of GITMO, Kind NYT Headlines, and US Government Irony

By Glenn Greenwald: A few relatively brief items worthy of note today, the New York Times' Charlie Savage reported yesterday that the State Department "reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and will not replace him".

Bill Keller

Bill Keller Breaks all the Guild Rules!

By Bob Somerby: Why isn’t this on the front page: Did we ever mention that we and Bill Keller share the old home town tie? In 1965, we ...

Tom Friedman

Thomas Friedman is Way Off Today

By Dean Baker: That's a cheap shot derived from the information that the NYT gave us at the end of Thomas Friedman's column: "Maureen Dowd is off ...

NYT Newsroom

After The Deadline at The New York Times: The Economics of Buyouts

By Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke: As Off the Record readers already know, the deadline for New York Times employees to take voluntary buyouts was last Thursday. This past Monday, executive editor ...