I'm afraid we'll see reporters stop chasing quotes around the same time dogs stop chasing cars.
If you really hate George Bush, you don't want to read about his hobbies or that he's nice to his friends or that he's good company at dinner.
That the Op-Ed page is very important in readers' and the nation's perception of the Times, the perception of its editorial positions, and of its implicit editorial positions as expressed by the publisher's choice of people who are given the freedom to write opinion columns.
I was probably being a little cocky, which I do when I feel that I don't know what I'm talking about.
I believe the Times is a great newspaper, but a profoundly fallible one.