Flat, er, Fat Chance

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And now, for today’s installment of, “No, We’re Not Entirely Sure Why We’re Posting This Ourselves”:

Although the post has since been removed by Craigslist, NewsBusters has the original text of a Washington DC “Items Wanted” ad written by an aspiring news broadcaster who hoped generous readers would help fund her breast implants in order to, er, enhance her prospects at securing a network anchor position.

“I know this is a long shot, but it’s worth a try. This month I attained my B.S. degreee in journalism with a minor in marketing. I hope to one day soon be a leading broadcast journalist, but feel that my small chest is holding me back.

I am seeking understanding, kind-hearted people who are willing to invest in my A-cup breasts and help me finance a breast augmentation surgery and advance my career in broadcast journalism.

The surgery will cost $3,000 and get me up to a full C-cup. I believe that this is the final piece that I need to have more self-confidence and gain better job opportunities.

In this day and age, I know how important looking good is for any career. I know this surgery will increase my chances three-fold on top of my education, experience and talent.

Please reply if you can help. This is not only an investment in my confidence; It is an investment in my fruitful career. Thank you.”