I just ran across this sentence in Howell Raines’ Atlantic Monthly article about why he is God and the New York Times will never be the same without him:
The Times‘s image as a bastion of quality had become even more important as tabloid television, Britain’s declining newspaper values, and the unsourced ranting of Internet bloggers polluted the journalistic mainstream of the United States.
Perhaps they’ll carve it on his tombstone. Whoops–too late! Mistah Raines, he history…and we’re still here.