Monday, September 29, 2008
To the barricades!
TED DIADIUN, the Plain Dealer's conservative ombudsman and primordial company man, manned the barricades Sunday in a column that shed little additional light on the internal workings of the machinery that demoted Donald Rosenberg as the paper's classical music critic. Defending editor Susan Goldberg's decision to separate Rosenberg from the Cleveland Orchestra reviews, Diadiun concluded that it was in the best interests of the newspaper and its readers - "a decision that is her right and responsibility to make." I won't quibble with that. But it does lose some of its authority when it appears in Diadiun's weekly column that is called "Reader Representative." Ted Diadiun, for goodness sake?