When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

23 July 2008

Turn out the lights, the party's over

James Fallows:
On the first night in the [Newark NJ airport-vicinity] hotel, dragging in late from the PEK-EWR flight, I see... a single copy of the New York Times in the hotel gift shop! I snap it up. Second day, leave in a rush before dawn, back late in the afternoon and see there is still one copy of the NYT left. Snap that up too. Just now, day three (nearing the end of the adventure), on my way in to breakfast I see that again I've had the luck to get the last copy of the paper.

I remark on my good fortune to the woman at the news stand. She says, "Oh, sir, we only get the one."

Our American Media Landscape (James Fallows, 23 July 2008)

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