Is the New York Times a Liberal Newspaper? Of course it is.
We think it's crucially important for us to understand and be actively involved in the digital distribution of content.
Now I worry. If people ended up liking me, did I do the job wrong? So I decided they didn't end up liking me - they ended up being able to deal with me.
That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns.
I'm afraid we'll see reporters stop chasing quotes around the same time dogs stop chasing cars.
But I think it's undeniable that the Times is a liberal paper.
Gail didn't want me commenting on the opinion pages. I was hired by the news department and, despite the rabid assertions of the Times' enemies and detractors, the two really have nothing to do with each other.
I believe the Times is a great newspaper, but a profoundly fallible one.
I think it's one of the Times' problems that they haven't made it clear to readers what various formats mean.
That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
The Times' new credibility committee report that was issued on Monday very specifically said they will be putting in a policy that reporters must get permission from their department heads to appear on television, which I think is a really good thing.
If there had been three public editors before me, the body might have absorbed it a little bit better.
Right, but there's expertise and then there's inside information. And I think we have to make a distinction.