Ed Whelan writes:
According to a well-placed Supreme Court source, New York Times reporter Linda Greenhouse is telling folks at the Court that she has accepted a Times buyout package and will be ending her coverage of the Court at the end of the current term.
The Times would likely replace Greenhouse with a reflexively liberal reporter. But perhaps that reporter would not share Greenhouse’s 1960s style radical and feminist militancy. And presumably that reporter would not labor under an unreported conflict of interest.
Finally, it’s virtually impossible that the Times could find anyone capable of reproducing the level of lunacy that Greenhouse sometimes attained when reporting on personalities, as opposed to decisions.
UPDATE: Jennifer Rubin emails to suggest that “maybe Marueen Dowd could double as the court reporter.” I guess entertaining psychobabble would be preferable to its more plodding counterpart.
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