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Thursday, July 19, 2007
The suckingness of The New York Times reaches new depths. And yes -- this too is a Harry Potter post.

This is s-o-o-o-o-o New York Times. No doubt they would scorn a book warehouse thief who scanned text and posted it on the web, or a small-town weekly that snarfed a copy and reported spoilers. But we're the New York Times -- we're above fans' feelings and authors' and publishers' right, just as we're above national security....

Time to say it again. One can be a literate and informed citizen, politically and culturally, without ever touching The New York Times. You should try it.