Kids I've flown from one end of this galaxy to the other. I've seen a lot of strange stuff.
But I've never seen anything like this morning's New York Times:
Where a lead story includes references to, well, you'll have to read it yourself but it does include the phrase "Two turds and a golfball," surely a first for The Times.
Yes, it's April Fool's Day, and yes, once again, the New York Times proves that layers of fact-checkers and editors cannot save a dying newspaper industry from its own gullibility. From the need to find the story that fits the narrative, no matter how ludicrous it may be.
Never mind that the man who is the subject of the story does not exist.
Never mind that the story includes giveaways like "over 9,000" and "does not forgive, does not forget."
The story was too good to check. So the Times, which once ran all the news that was fit to print, ran with all the news that fit the Times' preconceptions. And the result is another humiliation for the Gray Lady of American journalism. On April Fool's Day, no less.
Unfortunately, today being, as everyone outside the 42nd Street cocoon knows, April Fool's Day and all, the Times has hidden its shame behind a paywall. I won't link directly to the Times because I'm sure most of our readers haven't paid the toll. But Dr. Westby Fisher has more. Much more.
And screenshots on the way.
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