Friday, July 06, 2007

Out of Context: The Ugly Journalist Edition

"Over the years, our culture's gift for nicknaming has slowly vanished along with so many of our other celebrated American skills, like nation-building and math." --MSNBC

"his tailored suits and good looks set him apart from most people in the newspaper business." --The New Yorker

"There is only a small subset of American society that is willing to wear long-sleeved shirts and wide-brimmed — defined as four inches wide — hats on a sunny day at the beach" --NY Times (and it's not about Orthodox Jewish women)

"And now a tale that New Yorkers will recognize as being from long ago, for it involves a time when poor people lived on the Lower East Side. ... [and when] 42nd Street was frequented by people not necessarily going to see "Mary Poppins." --NY Times


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