This story in the NYTimes recounts the extraordinbary session Howell Raines had with his employeees. Andrew Sullivan continues to have some good thoughts on this outrage and what it means (including how the issue of race plays into it). I dont have much to say on the matter (being in general agreement with Sullivan) except to say that the Times has lost whatever authority it had left and is unlikely to regain it (under the current leadership) anytime soon. Good riddance to an arrogant and not-so-subtle ideologically biased newspaper. It has been called the paper of record. No more.