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Thursday, 29 December 2011 13:20

New York Times cancelled my paper

Written by Nick Farell



But I don't get the New York Times


The New York Times, which long ago sacrificed its credibility by acting as the unpaid press office of Apple, has been hassling me because I cancelled my subscription.

The thing is that I never actually had a subscription to the New York Times and if they could find someone who delivered the rag all the way to Rome I would be impressed. Initially it looked like the New York Times' server had been hacked and its database turned over to phishers, but it looks like the emails were legitimate.

IIf you call the phone number in the email, it says, "Thank you for calling the New York Times. Due to high volume, your call can not be completed at this time" and then gives a fax number and an email: 1-800.nytimes.com — which isn't an email address.

Times reporter Amy Chozick just tweeted that the email was sent by the NYT and should have gone to appx 300 people & went to over 8 million. Later she tweeted that the email sender was a Times employee. The Times later said sorry and said personal information has not been compromised.

We have to forgive it. After all anyone who writes things about Apple products being advanced and “game changing” when they have been around for years probably finds sending an email taxing.

Nick Farell

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+1 #1 flofighter 2011-12-29 13:35
What kind of news does this arcticle include? We already know that you hate Apple and now we know about your feelings for the NYT.
Categorize this arcticle under: personal rants.
 
 
-1 #2 Fierce Guppy 2011-12-29 21:38
Quoting flofighter:
What kind of news does this arcticle include? We already know that you hate Apple and now we know about your feelings for the NYT.
Categorize this arcticle under: personal rants.



The article is about a Fudzilla contributor's long standing animosity towards Apple that is starting to develop into a mental illness.

Not a jot would have been written about such a trifling error had the paper not promoted Apple.
 
 
-2 #3 DaEmpi 2011-12-30 11:52
Nice ending :lol:
That's the humor I like: serious all the way until the last paragraph. That way you get to be informed and still laugh at the end.

Quoting flofighter:
What kind of news does this arcticle include?

Since the e-mail was sent to over 8 million people, there could be others wondering, whether it is legitimate and they should react. This article helps them figure it out.
That's why this is called news, you know, to inform people. And whether you perceive it as a personal rant or not: it's still news.
 
 
0 #4 flofighter 2011-12-30 21:44
Quoting flofighter:
What kind of news does this arcticle include?

Since the e-mail was sent to over 8 million people, there could be others wondering, whether it is legitimate and they should react. This article helps them figure it out.
That's why this is called news, you know, to inform people. And whether you perceive it as a personal rant or not: it's still news.

Seems like I completely missed the paragraph with the actual facts (8 million). Anyway it's still feels very tabloidish cause half of the article is made of the his usual Apple hate. Like the actual news/facts are not enough reason to write an article.
 

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