Friday, November 25, 2011

They're kidding, right?

Nope, afraid not. And April Fool's Day didn't show up four months early. The august New York Times, the newspaper of record, has a front page story devoted entirely to -- wait for it -- Mitt Romney's hair. Seriously. And no, it's not a quick blog post done for yucks. It is a full-blown 1,114-word story (that's 6,379 characters for you Twitterites) to which the Times editors assigned not one but two reporters. "A certain segment of the political world seems riveted by the topic," the piece reports with a straight face. Granted, all is fair in love and politics and not all stories need be "serious." But let's call a spade a spade: The only "segment of the political world" that finds Mr. Romney's coiffure of interest is the New York Times. And they wonder why newspaper circulations are in a death spiral.

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