The new hire will be the fourth of four white males to have ever held this job (after Daniel Okrent, Byron Calame, and Clark Hoyt), but thank the FSM the NYT is considerate of sensibilities and doesn't call the job ombudsman!
Also, Arthur S. Brisbane apparently thinks bloggers and tweeters are terrorists. Either that, or he knows no other metaphors besides "asymmetric warfare."
Aaaaaaand ... he voted for Scott Brown.
Thanks, Liberal Media!
Here and here, if you must. On the other hand, his first blog post takes the NYT to task for botching details in reporting on a medical study, so maybe we'll ignore politics and hold out some hope for other sections in the paper.