We know this story has been out a while, but can’t resist diving in with some recommendations to help the New York Times get back in touch with being a Newspaper again. After all, they got rather badly burned by failing to cover the resignation of Van Jones, the ACORN scandal, and more the New York Times Times has announced an appointment of an editor to monitor opinion media, from Clark Hoyt, New York Times :
Jill Abramson, the managing editor for news, agreed with me that the paper was “slow off the mark,” and blamed “insufficient tuned-in-ness to the issues that are dominating Fox News and talk radio.” She and Bill Keller, the executive editor, said last week that they would now assign an editor to monitor opinion media and brief them frequently on bubbling controversies. Keller declined to identify the editor, saying he wanted to spare that person “a bombardment of e-mails and excoriation in the blogosphere.”
As a public service this blog has compiled a list of daily must reads for this anonymous editor:
Michelle Malkin 
Gateway Pundit 
William Jacobson, Legal Insurrection .
Steve Gilbert, Sweetness & Light 
Bruce McQuain, QandO .
Neal Boortz 
Hot Air 
This Ain’t Hell…. 
Sister Toldjah 
Conservative Reader 
Blue Crab Blvd 
Oh, and of course, BitsBlog. 
Now, mind, we don’t expect that the New York Times will follow our advice. After all such advice falls well outside what the White House thinks a “News Org” should be doing. But you know, maybe that’s the issue, here, huh?