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?  

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