Saturday, October 26, 2002

Stupid, Close-Minded Americans

Ever wonder what the elite press thinks of you? Consider the following from one John Vincour, executive editor of The International Herald Tribune. Interviewed by The New York Observer, Vincour is talking about whether the Tribune, now 100%-owned by The New York Times, should keep its name. And he says:

"The Tribune remains an extremely strong brand. It has a certain romance to it. Its prestige has always been a two-headed kind of thing. It had great affection from Americans as an intelligent, honest newspaper. It is seen as a voice of the America that Europeans and Asians admire—not the stupid, close-minded America."

Stupid, closed-minded Americans -- and you know who they are -- could not be reached for comment.