Times: “The economy…was hit by an unlikely combination of negative forces that turned what looked like another quarter of so-so growth into a considerably more gloomy experience.” Or not unlikely? The article cites “terrible winter weather” as a factor, and shrunken healthcare figures due to “how much President Obama’s health reform law is reshaping health care spending.” Crystal ball necessary? Times: “to make a great hamburger? Cook on cast-iron pans and griddles, use an 80-20 ratio of meat to fat…” Or on a grill maybe, like the Times’ Mark Bittman? Times: “Kendrick Lamar is on a quest to become the best rapper in the world.” Which one isn’t? Times: “The New Magazine Editor’s Taste in Reading, and Barbecue.” Oh, good–but let’s finish Gourmet’s take on Anna Karenina first. Times: “Morality aside, the (Redskins) name causes the team financial harm.” So posit two professors to Dan Snyder, owner of the team whose value has increased by about $1 billion since he bought it. Times: “For Fitness, Push Yourself.” Or don’t, also according to the Times.
Now it goes without saying that the world would be a much poorer place without The New York Times. But be careful out there, readers. Information is not knowledge.