Wednesday, July 29, 2009
So, the New York Times is incongruously advertising for home delivery subscriptions on Fox tonight, which is in theory a waste of money if you believe, as is received wisdom in the Grey Lady's core audience, that Fox is a teeming hive of scum and wingnuttery. The best line in the ad comes from some unctuous tool who declares that "The Times has the best journalists in the world. There is no debating it."
No debating it. Captures the paper's general attitude rather well, I'd say.
Today, I kid you not, I click on my NYTimes link at work. And their lead story (the one with the picture) is about a guy from Asia who took the name John Doe (jan doh in asia) and "hasn't regretted it since".
All the news that is fit to print.
I would have fallen over laughing, but I didn't have time.