Lydon on Raines. Burrowing more deeply into Christopher Lydon's weblog, I just read his June 6 post on the resignation of New York Times executive editor Howell Raines.
Obligatory triple back-scratch: I'd seen it yesterday but didn't have time to read it. Al Giordano credits me with leading him to Lydon's blog -- and now he's leading me back to Lydon's Times post.
Anyway, if you can only force yourself to read one more thing on the downfall of Raines, read Lydon. He writes:
If Howell Raines is to be held responsible for serious lapses, let it be for the Times' pusillanamity around the unnecessary war that the Bush team slipped past the Congress and the sleeping watchmen in the serious press.
And that's not all. Not even close.