<p>Inimitable playwright and actor <a href="http://gothamist.com/2009/09/10/wallace_shawn_playwright.php">Wallace Shawn said</a>, "I don't read the New York Times in public because I think it sets a bad example. I wouldn't be reading it in here. I'd be carrying it, but if i were eating here by myself, I would not be reading it. I would read The Nation, and secretly I would go and read the New York Times.</p><p></p>"But now that it's threatened, of course, one has to say that this would be a tragic thing in the sense that yes, we would lose a fountain of complacency, which washes the bourgeoisie every day in a way that could be described as harmful, but we would also lose a lot of facts that the reporters at the New York Times have uncovered and that will not be replaced. How will that be replaced?"