Bring out the knives

Former San Francisco Chronicle editor Phil Bronstein talked with former Washington Post editor Len Downie and this resulted:

He royally dissed the New York Times, his main competitor during his years as Post editor, and said they needed to cut their newsroom, which might horrify purists. “A lot of excess costs built in” to the operation, was how he put it. “They’re going to have to get serious about things they’ve been high-minded about in the past.” Wait. Len? Len Downie?