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March 14, 2010
I Love This Joke
FAIR has an great advisory about the incredibly gross conduct of the New York Times in their recent "reporting" on ACORN and James O'Keefe, and the even grosser conduct of their Public Editor Clark Hoyt when challenged. You can contact Hoyt at email@example.com and (212) 556-7652 and see if it's possible to get them to print the truth.
The best part, of course, is Hoyt's reaction when asked about this sentence in a recent NY Times story:
Mr. O’Keefe made his biggest national splash last year when he dressed up as a pimp and trained his secret camera on counselors with the liberal community group Acorn...
Why, Hoyt wants to know, should they correct it just because O'Keefe was never dressed as a pimp while filming inside ACORN offices? As Hoyt explained to Brad Friedman, the article "says O'Keefe dressed up as a pimp and trained his hidden camera on ACORN counselors. It does not say he did those two things at the same time."
I know this is old news and many people have taken a crack at it already, but I haven't had time until now:
Clark Hoyt took off all of his clothes and walked into the offices of the New York Times
Clark Hoyt wet his diapers and contentedly settled down to write his column for the New York Times
Clark Hoyt gathered courage to say "I am in love with you" and rang the doorbell of Bill Keller's house
On the one hand, human beings are fundamentally broken, but on the other hand I LOVE THIS JOKE.
—Jonathan SchwarzPosted at March 14, 2010 01:04 PM