The new team at New York Press has taken over, and presents their “manifesto” in last week’s issue. And if they stick to it, I’ve got a feeling the paper’s about to get a LOT better:
We care about good writing and intelligent ideas, not ideology… but a good newspaper does more than express the tastes of its editors, and there will be many ideas and arguments in New York Press with which we furiously disagree. The Press has a fine tradition of vigorous disagreement within its pages, and this will continue. The one thing we never want to hear about this paper is that you agree with every word in it.
Guess that excludes you, Taibbi, and you too, Alan Cabal.