Murdoch Merch Sales a Disappointment

Caps and T-shirts have filled the souvenir market, but they aren't finding buyers

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When Navy Seal Team 6 paid a call on Osama bin Laden back on May 2, within hours street hawkers in New York and websites like eBay were doing a brisk business selling tasteless but amusing mementos like souvenir coins reading “Osama bin Laden Hunting Expedition 2011.” And in June, when Congressman Anthony Weiner’s career went flaccid over his fleshy photos that somehow found their way to that female undergrad’s email account, the tsotchke machine was up and running again, cranking out posters and Ts with zingers like “A Bigger Weiner Than Dick Nixon” and “Don’t Tweet Your Meat.”

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