May 29, 2003

EVEN THE BASEBALL BLOGS are writing about the New York Times’ problems, which extend to the sports section. And there’s this:

Yesterday, I answer the phone at my Dad’s house, and it’s a telemarketer trying to sell a home subscription to the NY Times. In general, I hang up on these people, but I couldn’t resist knocking the Times. “That’s the worst paper in the world,” I said. “What do you mean?” the salesman replied. “You can’t trust anything they say,” I answered, “they print lies.” “Oh, yeah,” he replied and hung up.

Morale must be pretty bad if the telemarketers are getting discouraged.