“In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion. If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth.”
Jill Abramson, former investigative reporter and Washington bureau chief for The New York Times, who has just been named executive editor.  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.” [NOTE: Valhalla is heaven in Norse mythology.]