The New York Times just pisses me off some days.
At this point, they’ve had more than 24 hours to get an official police response to the pepper spray incident from the New York Police Department.
But in Sarah Maslin-Nir’s blog post, published up at 1:45pm, the best the “newspaper of record” could do was say “a request to the Police Department for comment was not immediately returned.”
The NYPD’s public information office is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Nothing from them?
As is the City Hall press office, with someone always on call. No one there at all to talk to?
What about all of your vaunted police sources who confirm your other stories left and right? Are they somehow unreachable in this age of cell phones, Blackberrys, iPhones and — gasp!!! — emails?
Meanwhile, Ginia Bellafante’s piece, which has been up since last night, has a dickshittish quote from a day trader who was all too happy to snark on the protesters’ use of a particular brand of computer.
I know it’s Sunday, Times folk, but this is pretty inexcusable. Especially when you’re playing up an op-ed asking “Whatever happened to the American left?”
Don’t look now, but you probably just helped to wake them up.
One of my favourite premises for a zombie story is in the book “Feed”, where the mainstream media collapsed on itself after the zombies broke out and they took a very conservative “keep calm carry on, it’s just a hoax by those darned kids” but all the bloggers took a proactive “This is what is happening, this is where it’s happening, this is how you can kill them” approach. The book follows the first team of bloggers invited to follow a presidential candidate’s campaign trail and probably puts more emphasis on how peoples’ growing mistrust of the media - especially in the younger generations - reshaped the standards for sharing information online than it does on the actual zombies.
This the book in question? Between your description and the plug that its “shunning misogynistic horror tropes in favor of genuine drama and pure creepiness”, that actually sounds like an interesting read.
^ One of the very few books on my to-read list now.
- pazsays likes this
- kingunderthemountain likes this
- foramaid likes this
- hiddensunday likes this
- clementina likes this
- binary-gecko likes this
- almostnormal-ish likes this
- kellyisafag reblogged this from oldmanyellsatcloud
- unbadger reblogged this from coelasquid
- kersplank likes this
- officeritschristmas likes this
- robotlyra likes this
- zumphry likes this
- whethervane likes this
- atomscrowbar likes this
- oni-queen likes this
- thecolossalennui reblogged this from coelasquid and added:
- thinkbrigger likes this
- drinkball likes this
- snarky-invisiblemoose reblogged this from coelasquid and added:
- snarky-invisiblemoose likes this
- theeisforevelyn reblogged this from coelasquid
- geewhathappensnext likes this
- kdangerinspace reblogged this from inothernews and added:
- umber-penumbra likes this
- greatestidiot reblogged this from coelasquid
- tsundeanre reblogged this from coelasquid
- therebloggingneverends reblogged this from coelasquid
- oldoutonalark likes this
- fauxbees likes this
- snowwhiteboomers likes this
- redballooncomics likes this
- delena-hupp likes this
- polks likes this
- exigetspersonal likes this
- thesem likes this
- kettlebaron likes this
- coelasquid reblogged this from oldmanyellsatcloud and added:
- riningear reblogged this from oldmanyellsatcloud and added:
- teantacles reblogged this from coelasquid and added:
- teantacles likes this
- itmightbehere reblogged this from coelasquid
- oldmanyellsatcloud reblogged this from coelasquid and added:
- itmightbehere likes this
- nerdtronjj likes this
- hyperbali likes this
- mygoodrabbit likes this
- fearfield reblogged this from coelasquid
- fearfield likes this
- mylittlepornicorn likes this