Marla Maples, Ralph Waldo Emerson!

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2019

The mind of the upper-class Times:
We make no bones about it.

We regard the New York Times' page A3 (print editions only) as the most instructive page in all of American journalism. It's where you go to marvel at the (upper-class) mind of the (upper-class) Times, and perhaps at the newspaper's readers.

Today's A3 was especially rich. We'll plan to tell you why tomorrow. For homework, you should read this profile of Marla Maples from yesterday's paper. It was written by Hilary Howard and of course includes plenty of photos.

This isn't a criticism of Maples. It's a criticism of the mind of the Times. On this morning's page A3, that perhaps slightly vapid upper-class mind continued on from there.

17 comments:

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    I was gratified to see that the commenters were all fairly kind.

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  2. A wonderful and thought-provoking thought from Thoreau. Thank you for sharing it.

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    "Yesterday, it happened again, when Trump signed the Women's Suffrage Centennial Commemorative Coin Act, which directs the Treasury to honor the 100th anniversary of American women getting the right to vote through currency. After signing the measure -- which passed both the House and Senate unanimously -- the president decided to take a moment to reflect on what he considered important: his own awesomeness.

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