URGENT! Make a gift that will be doubled. We have $9,931 left to match by December 1st.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Gifted

By Diogenes (articles ) | Jun 02, 2003

Shrewd, independent, humble, plucky Anna Quindlen puts us all right on l'Affair Jayson Blair:

Times reporters and editors are as gifted a bunch as ever tried to make sense of the world every 24 hours. (I was once lucky enough to be one of them.) While all this is swirling around them, like one of those trash storms on a windy day in Times Square, they are still managing to turn out as good a paper as the country has ever had. The New York Times is better now than at any time in its history. If you don't believe me, go to the microfilm at the library. Stolid prose. Narrow focus. Undue deference to government. Intentional blindness toward the disenfranchised and the different. That was once the stock in trade of much of American journalism.

In your case, Anna, I'd be inclined to discount luck. The gentlemen of Times Square clearly got what they were paying for.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($63,989 to go):
$150,000.00 $86,011.12
43% 57%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Art and theology, beauty and truth, work together in the New Evangelization November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
Anatomy of Conversion November 21
It is a failure of mercy to deny sin November 20
Yesterday's news, tomorrow November 20

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days