Show me the money!

As the general policy goes: “stay outta the Territories” – this goes for a certain country’s ‘foreign’ policy as well as genial conversation & blog posting – nobody needs to bring anybody down on a regular basis, nuamine?! But then the NYT had to go and pull a fast one and ruffle my resplendent, amazing feathers.

Yesterday the NYT ran a story about large-scale demonstrations in Jerusalem staged by Ultra-Orthodox Ashkenazi dudes (of European descent) to protest a Supreme Court ruling that ‘their’ schools must permit integration with Sephardic students (of African/Arab descent). Basically, the most ideologically militant sector of society (who, btw, are exempt from military service and wage-labor) rallied en masse against Brown vs. Board of Education. They aren’t racist or anything, they just don’t want their kids mixing (in state-financed schools, btw).

The article as it appeared in the middle of the afternoon yesterday was forthright & to the point (“It was one of the largest protests in Jerusalem’s history, and a stark reminder of the ultra-Orthodox minority’s refusal to accept the authority of the state”) and had several telling quotes, including, to my mind, the money quote:

Esther Bark, 50, who has seven daughters, said the issue is keeping the girls away from the temptations of the modern world. ”To suddenly put them in an open-minded place is not good for them,” she said.

Bullseye. Crystal skull.

Then at the end of the workday I spied that the article had been updated (to its present form) and clicked on it to check for new developments. There was nothing new to report, but the prose had changed: the editors had softened some of the more direct language and removed the money quote altogether! Totally gone! What up with that?!

Is doomspirals going to let them erase such a choice line from the historical record?

NOTTIF

ICAN

HELPIT!!

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[[Just out of curiosity to see how google works/how many hits this generates: NEW YORK TIMES ZIONIST CONSPIRACY PINK FLOYD SPHINX OMPHALOS MAYAN 2012 ATLANTIS LOST ARK TRISTANSEXPULSIONFROMNCSA]]

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One Response to “Show me the money!”

  1. doomspirals Says:

    Seems like the first NYT article was the straight AP wire jawn, which as of 12:30 pm Friday remained the 10th-most emailed NYT article – clicking on the link in the “Most Emailed” box led you to the “open minds are bad” article; the article that appeared in today’s print and online NYT has been NYT-ified and has a staff writer’s byline… THE POINT REMAINS THE SAME! NAWFEYEKANHEWPIT!

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