Dismembering the morning New York Times and spilling Honey Nut Cheerios all over some random section is one of life’s little pleasures, but it’s always best to take a quick run through the whole paper.
How else would I have found out that the Bush Administration called off the hunt for weapons of mass destruction? It was buried on page 10, a couple of hundread words. On a normal day, the hoopla about the ancient grape varieties of Campania in southern Italy would have completely distracted me.
Some days, the Gray Lady is looking mighty shabby. At least I can still take solace in Paul Krugman’s bracing work debunking this year’s shell game–the “privatization” of Social Security. Biff! Bap! Pow!