Magic Button Wipes Away Weiner, Trashes Trump

David Carr would have loved this.

For a great many folks this Christmas, especially those living in the states of New York and California, there is a deep desire to pretend like the 2016 U.S. election never happened. This can be achieved using a favorite alcoholic beverage or, if you prefer, by pulling up The New York Times list of its “Most-Read Stories of 2016” and applying a certain filter.

Here’s what the Times default ranking looks like:

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Here’s what it becomes once the “No Politics” button is clicked:

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Thank you New York Times. Anything that raises up the memory of David Bowie and the Jan. 12 obituary written by Jon Pareles will forever earn our plaudits. From that piece:

Angst and apocalypse, media and paranoia, distance and yearning were among Mr. Bowie’s lifelong themes. So was a penchant for transgression coupled with a determination to push cult tastes toward the mainstream.

H/T: Bill Lucey, DailyNewsGems

Previously on FishbowlNY:
On Bowie, ‘Starman’ and Top of the Pops
A Great Description of David Bowie
Bryan Adams’ First Concert Was David Bowie