Outgoing Times executive editor Bill Keller’s Sunday magazine column (which this week, on the topic of how the potential prosecution of Rupert Murdoch is going to ruin things for the press in the rest of the world, is an appeal to probability inside a false dilemma inside an argument to moderation inside an appeal to consequences) will end in a month. Super-smart guy! Not a fan of the column! In any event, there’s a punchline to the news of the column’s end that you wouldn’t want to miss. Keller is off soon to the increasingly bland and Andy Rooney-ish op-ed pages.
If you would like a corrective to Keller’s column, try today’s David Carr column! It’s bold: “James Murdoch is done. He and his father both know that.” And more!