Comments on: Hoping for a better NYT ombudsman http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: StevenLJohnson http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/comment-page-1/#comment-39871 Tue, 05 Jun 2012 11:08:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14618#comment-39871 The NYT’s coverage of FB hits close to home for me. I submitted an op-ed to the NYT the week of Facebook’s IPO. They passed on it and the piece appeared (with slight edits) in the Philadephia Inquirer the following week.

Without attempting to provide any stock market advice the op-ed, “The Death of Facebook,” is critical of FB’s long term prospects. Publishing items like this would have left NYT readers better informed of the risks of investing in the company.

The full text as published appears here:
http://community.mis.temple.edu/stevenlj ohnson/2012/06/05/predicting-the-demise- of-facebook/

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By: evwarsh http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/comment-page-1/#comment-39841 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 20:29:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14618#comment-39841 Brisbane talks about “the general reader who relies on The Times to explain the risks of the stock market”

If you are relying on the NYT to explain the risks of the stock market, you should not be investing in the stock market. This, the NYT should make VERY clear.

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By: MattF http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/comment-page-1/#comment-39833 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 17:53:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14618#comment-39833 Perhaps ironically, Brisbane was publicly wondering a few months ago whether the Times should be a ‘truth vigilante\':

http://publiceditor.blogs.nytimes.com/20 12/01/12/should-the-times-be-a-truth-vig ilante/

Apparently, the answer is ‘yes’ with respect to IPO prospectuses and ‘no’ with respect to politics.

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By: WeWereWallSt http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/comment-page-1/#comment-39830 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 10:20:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14618#comment-39830 C’mon, Felix, don’t go declasse on us. There’s no need to call it an “idiotic column” even if it is one. Bring out your real Brit and skewer the guy more cleverly.

By the way, since it looks like it’s time for a woman in that office, we think our Angry Lau ought to be the one, assuming that Kleiner Perkins gig she’s trying to get doesn’t work out.

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By: maynardGkeynes http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/comment-page-1/#comment-39828 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 02:55:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14618#comment-39828 The Facebook IPO did not deserve a significant amount of coverage. Why in god’s name should a stock offering be of interest to anyone outside of the financial industry? Think about it. Isn’t this just another way of the NYT telling us that what’s important is not what means something in our own lives, but in the life of Wall Street? Isn’t this just another Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous distraction. That this IPO received the amount of coverage it did is a sure sign of how polluted our public discourse has become? This IPO deserved at best a one paragraph story on page 8 of the business section, if that.

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By: OnkelBob http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/comment-page-1/#comment-39826 Mon, 04 Jun 2012 00:17:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14618#comment-39826 Re: The “fantastic critique,” I assume you are you the proper root of fantastic, which is fantasy. There is a difference between computers and their behavior as stand-alone entities (which Hopper and Lovelace are noted for) and as part of isolated networks (which is what spanning tree resolves) and the ARPANET and its progeny. Reading the comments over there I see they also conflate the two.
And yes, I worked on the early Milnet, just after ARPANET was retired. I was in the USAF and I worked with a bunch of guys from BBN building the support network. The comment from the writer was obviously exaggeration, no doubt there were women in the BBN effort. Nevertheless, that meme is far closer to the truth than the misandrous slander that Ms. Jardin is propagating.

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By: very-simple http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/06/03/hoping-for-a-better-nyt-ombudsman/comment-page-1/#comment-39825 Sun, 03 Jun 2012 23:59:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=14618#comment-39825 Don’t forget, this is the same guy who “isn’t sure” that the NY Times should be in the business of fact checking. They will be well rid of him in September. I frankly think the whole public editor experiment has been an abject failure.

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