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calendarlive (LA Times) ^
| Roy Rivenburg
Posted on 05/17/2003 11:19:10 PM PDT by LibWhacker
If the bigwigs at the New York Times thought their headaches would start fading after Sunday's massive apology for a four-year rampage of bogus stories and plagiarism by reporter Jayson Blair, they were in for a big surprise.
[. . .]
Why the sudden fascination with New York Times jokes?
Because "there is a tremendous euphoria in our culture about watching the mighty take a pratfall," Dezenhall says. "There's something in the American spirit that feels it's an exercise of democracy to humble the mighty. And no weapon is more potent than ridicule." The New York Times held itself out as "the gold standard of journalism, so the tiniest bit of evidence that contradicts that will be magnified a thousandfold," he says.
[. . .]
Stewart also said: "According to the paper's in-house investigation ... Blair filed reports from what he said were 20 different cities, yet never submitted a single receipt for a plane ticket, rental car or motel room for reimbursement. Apparently, the Times figured they'd hit the diversity jackpot -- not only is he African American, he's also a hobo."
(Excerpt) Read more at calendarlive.com ...
TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: blair; bogus; humor; jaysonblair; newyorktimes; plagarism
". . . better to be hated than to be a punch line . . . "
Never stop making fun of the Left.
(Hope this hasn't been posted . . . Searched on 'jokes' and couldn't find it.)
And Leno was still poking fun on Thursday, holding up a doctored copy ofK/ "The New York Once Upon a Times."
The New York Once Upon A Times ! ! ! ! I love it ! ! !
The New York Times (along with other such propaganda organs) has long been the subject of mockery and ridicule among the general public and on the internet. It's lack of credibility has long been a joke. Its empty claim to be "the newspaper of record"--a ridiculous "appeal to authority"--as though anyone searching for the truth would accept its foolishness at face value--is obviously absurd.
posted on 05/18/2003 1:34:38 AM PDT
by Savage Beast
("Liberalism" is decadence. It has nothing to do with liberalism.)
"[T]he Times figured they'd hit the diversity jackpot -- not only is he African American, he's also a hobo."
LOL, this is John Stewart, on the Daily Show, probably very popular viewing among the twenty-something set. Making mockery of diversity, priceless!
posted on 05/18/2003 1:56:48 AM PDT
(i just post without looking now!)
Pretty funny when The National Enquirer is universally considered to be a more reliable source of information than then New York Times is. Funny, yet true. The National Enquirer actually does fact checking, which is more than the prostitutes at the ol' Grey Whore seem capable of doing.
posted on 05/18/2003 11:12:27 AM PDT
("He who will not reason is a bigot;He who cannot is a fool;He who dares not is a slave." W. Drummond)
posted on 05/19/2003 12:29:00 AM PDT
Even nightclub comics have begun riffing on the topic, says Laugh Factory owner Jamie Masada, who heard several references to the scandal this week. "It's unusual for comics to be mocking a newspaper because nightclub and TV audiences don't read newspapers," says comedian Argus Hamilton. "If I asked a Comedy Store audience to tell me their favorite paper, it would be Zig-Zag."
posted on 05/19/2003 12:45:45 AM PDT
(The two greatest secrets to success: 1 - Don't tell them everything you know. 2 -)
I'm just hoping the NY Times will be sued repeatedly for all the lies they printed.
posted on 05/19/2003 12:58:06 AM PDT
(I wanna kick some commie butt)
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