Times readers fight the power: On today's reimagined page A3, we came face to face, once again, with These New York Times Readers Today.
Not with all the newspaper's readers, of course. But apparently, with quite a few!
Here's the way it went down:
The analysts had turned to the daily feature known as The Conversation. Instantly, their faces fell. This is what they'd read:
The ConversationIt was Tuesday's most read article! In the whole freaking New York Times! That may explain why Katie Rogers was assigned to hiss-spit a second report today.
FOUR OF THE MOST READ, SHARED AND DISCUSSED POSTS FROM ACROSS NYTIMES.COM
1. Mnuchin's Wife Mocks Oregon Woman Over Lifestyle and Wealth
On Instagram, Louise Linton belittled a commenter for having less money than her. "To be clear," the White House correspondent Maggie Haberman wrote on Twitter, "the Insta post, while arguably unwise, did not rise to level of a story on its own. It was her comments to the Oregon woman who posted on her page." It was Tuesday's most read article.
Warning! Snark and snide!
Haberman's highly thoughtful piece was Tuesday's most-read article! Shouldn't readers have discussed instead the speed with which Rome once burned?
Even worse: Where in the world do they find these people? We refer to The Daily Caller's Ford Springer, of course.
So you'll know, Springer is two years out of college. (Ain't low-wage journalism grand?) We're suggesting he change his name to Ford Springer Ford and write his first great novel.