Date: Tue, 2 Jun 1998 17:26:07 -0400
From: Evan Morris
Subject: Re: bogus anecdotes

At 10:34 AM 6/2/98 -0400, Gregory {Greg} Downing wrote:

>Since I don't read all of the Times except on weekends, I wasn't aware of
>that feature's special nonjournalistic status. You mean any of us can send
>them a fantasy, or a recast/improved anecdote, and they might print it if
>they think it's amusing?

Oh, you betcha. Especially if it reeks of smarmy elitism, as that one did.

>Is it the newspaper of record, or the newspaper of
>the dance remix?

It's the newspaper of the professional overclass in NYC. It makes a huge
profit by ignoring 99% of the people who live here and pandering to the
limitless self-regard of the Range Rover set. As far as NYC goes, The Times
has roughly the same journalistic focus (and, consequently, ethics) as
Architectural Digest.