Thursday, August 12, 2004

Note to New York Times: Thanks, but no thanks. No, really, go away.

Cold call (reproduced from memory as accurately as possible, from just this morning):

Him: "Good morning, sir, how are you doing? Can I ask you if you subscribe to the New York Times?"

Me: "No."

Him: "And would you be interested in subscribing?"

Me: "No, thank you."

Him: "And why not?"

Me: "Because you've become annoyingly right wing lately, that's why."

Him: "Right wing? What does that mean, right wing? Have you read our paper at all?"

Me: "Yes, I have. I've followed your news coverage over the last couple of years regarding Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, and all the Judith Miller nonsense you've been printing. And that's why I'm not interested."

Him: "Well, what about our other sections? Health. Sports..."

Me; "Thanks, but no thanks. Bye bye."

The other sections? I should, what, overlook the wretched, biased, right-wing cheerleading of the Times because they have better coverage of the Yankees? Sheesh.

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