I.e., back in the good old days, when it was a "writer's paper." And writers were given...latitude to ply their craft.
Can someone remind me why this guy is presented as an expert on the Globe's alleged decline under New York Times Co. ownership? After all, it's hard to imagine a more biased source.
BTW, if you think Barnicle's description of the Times Co.
If you haven't already, take a look at Boston magazine editor James Burnett's Q-and-A with Mike Barnicle. Because of the insight it offers into the former Globe columnist's self-conception, it's a fascinating read. But it's also deeply frustrating, because Burnett isn't nearly as tough on his subject as he should have been.
On the April 25 installment of Beat the Press, in a segment on recent departures from the Boston Globe, ex-Globie Mike Barnicle had some harsh words for the New York Times Co., which owns the paper. He described the Times Co. as "journalistic car strippers." And he accused the Times Co. of turning the Globe into "the Herald with more people."