Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Paper of Record

Conservatives are always railing against the New York Times for its politics, so it's refreshing to see Slate calling out the Times just for printing something stupid, namely:
Mr. Lloyd Webber is often referred to as the Shakespeare of his time with musicals like Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Cats, and The Phantom of the Opera.
My personal favorite was their review of Don't Be a Menace to South-Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (not in their online archive, as far as I can tell), which, in typical New York fashion, was written by a reviewer who couldn't be bothered to care enough about Los Angeles to tell the difference between reality and parody, assuming that Fatburger was a fictional creation of the screenwriters.

It was pretty surprising, then, to see them acknowledge that Los Angeles is "the best international eating city in the world," although if this article's editor had known what they were talking about, they'd catch that the Asian suburbs don't extend anywhere near as far as San Bernardino.

Update: Now I've added the link to Slate that I intended when I first posted this.


At Friday, December 8, 2006 at 12:28:00 AM PST, Anonymous clynne said...

I love their descriptions of the two different kinds of comparisons. "Soup to Nuts," OK, sure, but then ... "Your-face-and-my-ass."



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