Friday, April 10, 2009

The Times in the News Again

There ought to be a word for cynical, snarky laughter. In fact, there probably is but my thesaurus isn't providing one and I can't remember any.

Whatever it is, this article about The Times brought on a fit of it. It seems The Times published an advertisement on its front page the other day which looked too much like a news article to some folks. As we see, it was deemed both "deceptive" and "in poor taste".

Oh, my. Shock and horror. Has anyone noticed that The Times's Calendar section is a monument to poor taste and the Opinion section could give lessons in deception to the KGB? God forbid there should be an advertisement on the front page. Especially one labeled at the top "Advertisement".