Times Disses Marty Peretz In Ex-TNR Publisher Obit

Gilbert A. Harrison, the longtime publisher of The New Republic, has passed away at age 92. An obit at the Times opted to take the low road with a swipe at Marty Peretz:

In 1974, for $380,000, Mr. Harrison sold the magazine to Martin Peretz, then a 35-year-old social studies lecturer at Harvard. Last year, Mr. Peretz sold his shares to CanWest Global Communications, a Canadian media conglomerate, but stayed on as editor in chief. In recent years, many staunch liberals have complained that the magazine has shifted somewhat to the right.