Question for Times staffers

Reading this and this and this (and pretty much any other article on the subject), it looks to me like Raines wasn’t able to ride out the Blair scandal because, basically, everyone on staff hated him and moved in for the kill at the first sign of weakness. Nonetheless, the usual self-important bloggers are claiming that this outcome was only possible due to their tireless efforts and enormous influence. So what’s the view from inside? Did the whining of a few online gadflies really help bring down Raines, or do these people simply need to get over themselves? (Serious question. Anonymity guaranteed if anyone wants to respond.)