VENALITY AT THE TIMES….Apparently Arthur Sulzberger thinks that it’s basically OK that the New York Times makes no effort to “uncover venality.” Mindles Dreck, on the other hand, suggests they should practice what they preach.

I have to say that although the Times deserves credit for running a long and detailed front page mea culpa about the Blair affair, the reaction of top Times executives has been uniformly disappointing: they basically seem to think that Blair’s scam was unavoidable and there’s really nothing they could have done about it. What are they smoking over there?