Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Ethicist Gets A NYT Blog. It's Called "Moral Of The Story." Cool Idea.

The NYTPicker stumbled on Randy Cohen's new blog this morning, "Moral Of The Story." Apparently he'll be applying his perspective to news events, interpreting them according to his personal sense of rectitude. We've had some problems with Cohen's advice in the past, but his first effort -- a look at Madonna's blocked attempt to adopt a 3-year-old Malawi girl last week -- does a nice job of dissecting the debate.

Cohen's first post went up last night with no fanfare, and already has 53 comments. Check it out.


Anonymous said...

NYTPicker, you're much cuter when you're angry.

Anonymous said...

Just another nail in the coffin of what used to be a newspaper.
Pretty soon the Times is going to have a higher word count in "Comments" than it is in "News."

But hey, it's all content, right Bill?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous #2, do all these new-fangled "blogs" and "comments" bother you? Welcome to the 21st century, dude.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised you haven't dug up some 15 year old Ethicist column that somehow contradicts what he's writing now. :-)

For my mind, I find his advice to be facile. He lets too many people off the hook.

Anonymous said...

Letting people off the hook is the Ethicist's reason for being.