Don’t Wriggle Around Much Anymore
Must be a federal holiday, things are so slow out there. How about a fun New York Times meta-correction?
In a number of business articles in The Times over the past year, and in posts on the DealBook blog on NYTimes.com, a Times reporter appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations.
The reporter, Zachery Kouwe, reused language from The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and other sources without attribution or acknowledgment.
Where’s Jayson Blair when you need him? Oh, he’s a Certified Life Coach these days.
Wasn’t that exciting! No? Fine. Original Wonkette Ana Marie Cox, late of the late Air America, landed on her feet at GQ, where she posted this blast from the past on Friday:
“We’re talking about taking the penis of a man and putting it in the rectum of another man and wriggling it around in excrement. And you have to think, would I want that to be done to me?”
No, no, the clip and quote — from New Hampshire State Representative Nancy Elliott, R-Merrymaking — are very recent. But it reminds us why Wonkette’s slogan was originally “Politics for People with Dirty Minds.”