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Times Not the People’s Paper, Apparently


Sometimes, the alleged newspaper of record doesn’t have to look far to find a story, as in the case of an unexpected stone structure uncovered during construction on Times Square. The Times blogs:

Inquiring minds — some belonging to reporters and editors at The New York Times whose desks practically overlooked it — demanded answers. The possibility of news happening mere feet away was both tantalizing and unusually convenient.

Who better to ask than the men in hardhats milling around the taped-off hole that contained the thing in question? Who better to express extreme disinterest in helping a reporter than those same men in hardhats?

Extreme disinterest, I bet.

The upshot: Nobody knows what the stone thing is, so they’ve decided to re-bury it and leave it to future archaeologists.


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