The Bill Keller Trap

Editor of the New York Times drops another doozy of a column

Bill Keller, the editor of The New York Times, is a Luddite. “I don’t think I’m a Luddite,” he writes in this coming Sunday’s Times Magazine, but he is. In “The Twitter Trap,” his most self-righteous critique of the Internet yet, Keller likens Facebook to crystal meth, accuses Twitter and YouTube of “nibbling away at our attention spans,” and argues that “we are outsourcing our brains to the cloud.”