Monday, January 2, 2012

Has It Come To This?

Did quite the double take on this, did not know what to make of it at first- still not quite sure. But there's something very unsettling about it, particularly coming from the NY Times. Is this the best "the paper of record" can do on its electronic front page? The person is treated as a freak of nature, a curiosity, a relic that shouldn't be alive. It certainly isn't journalism, not anything close. It makes us aware of her existence, true that- but very little else. It could just as much serve as a set up for back room, racist, misogynist jokes. Very disturbing...

Makes Scott Sothern look like a Humanist extraordinaire- say what you will, at least he had more of a human connection!

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