Self-defeating gloating

The New York Times is reveling in the embarrassment the New York Post is suffering as one of its Page Six part—timers is caught on tape in an apparent extortion racket. It so sweet to see its competitor, which now greatly outsells the Times on its home turf, squirm.

But the Times is also unintentionally revealing some things about which it might want to think twice. Reporter caught on tape: "We know how to destroy people."

Does the NYT realize the irony in carrying this article? That is the NYT way of operating. Ask any Duke University Lacrosse player.

Ed Lasky    4 8 06

The New York Times is reveling in the embarrassment the New York Post is suffering as one of its Page Six part—timers is caught on tape in an apparent extortion racket. It so sweet to see its competitor, which now greatly outsells the Times on its home turf, squirm.

But the Times is also unintentionally revealing some things about which it might want to think twice. Reporter caught on tape: "We know how to destroy people."

Does the NYT realize the irony in carrying this article? That is the NYT way of operating. Ask any Duke University Lacrosse player.

Ed Lasky    4 8 06