I never thought much of her even with an adversary. She's an embarrassment to the op-ed page, which is really something, given the stiff competition in the inane pontification category.Alex-in-Evanston said:Maureen Dowd better learn to hate the current administration. She's just not herself without a presidential adversary.
Are you referring to her smoker's teeth?terry b said:I used to be in deep, eternal love with Maureen Dowd. That picture by her column, those Op Ed pieces, that glorious red hair. And then I happened to catch her on a panel discussion on MSNBC. The minute she opened her mouth, the spell was permanently broken. For a time I thought my life was over, but these days I am slowly clawing my way back.
Probably not before the thinkcooper-fest in SC. But, I would not even bet on that. I know a retired newspaperman who has friends at the NYT. I hear nothing good from him about the NYT's condition and the newspaper industry generally is in a state of near collapse. Unless we are going to have government-owned newspapers, the NYT cannot get in line behind the major banks and automakers. So, in a word, the NYT is screwed.MB1 said:Any bets as to the date the NYT declares fiscal bankruptcy?
Pretty good piece in the current Vanity Fair about Sultzberger and the Times in general. He continues to try to provide decent journalism, the stock slides down into oblivion.MB1 said:Any bets as to the date the NYT declares fiscal bankruptcy?
Well, how can I phrase this without giving offense? How about:Fredke said:I never thought much of her even with an adversary. She's an embarrassment to the op-ed page, which is really something, given the stiff competition in the inane pontification category.
Actually I share most of her opinions about politics. What I can't stand is her cutesy delivery (her use of "Rummy" was like nails on a chalkboard). Anna Quindlen was so much better (I make the comparison because Dowd was Quindlen's replacement as the "woman" on the page when Quindlen stepped down to work on fiction).CoryF said:Well, how can I phrase this without giving offense? How about:
As a guy who was in the Dowd business for 35 years, and who's read (and often copied) hundreds of columnists, I think she's one of the best. Just because she holds opinions you don't share doesn't mean she's bad at her job.