You have got to love the New York Post. When the New York Times accidentally sent an email meant for 300 to over eight million yesterday, the Post saw a chance to attack, and dammit, it took it.
Splattered across the front page of the Post today is the headline, “BAD Times,” along with a picture of Arthur Sulzberger Jr. sporting a black eye, which as Jim Romenesko points out, is almost 10 years old.
The article inside the paper detailing the “lie” is even better. It says that the Times is “red-faced,” that the paper “blundered,” and that the entire event was a “comedy of errors.” The piece ends by referencing a fake Twitter account that some loser, uh, we mean enterprising person, set up titled @NYTSpam. The account, according to the Post, already had “150 followers who were enjoying the Times squirm.”
A front page story about an email, followed by an article referencing a Twitter account with 150 followers. Don’t you ever change New York Post. Don’t you dare ever change.