As she often does, Althouse used the quote for the title of a post, at 12:18 PM: "'In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion. If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth'."
And from a post timestamped 06:32 PM at Paxalles Blog:
Ms. Abramson, 57, said that as a born-and-raised New Yorker, she considered being named editor of The Times to be like "ascending to Valhalla."And here's the quote from the updated entry:
"In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion,” she said. “If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth."
Ms. Abramson, 57, said being named executive editor was “the honor of my life” and like “ascending to Valhalla” for someone who read The Times as a young girl growing up in New York. “We are held together by our passion for our work, our friendship and our deep belief in the mission and indispensability of The Times,” she said. “I look forward to working with all of you to seize our future. In this thrilling and challenging transition, we will cross to safety together.”Maybe the New York Times as "religion" wasn't the kind of image the paper's trying to convey. Hits too close too home, obviously. Glenn Reynolds picked up on this. Abramson's not off to a good start, it turns out.