The New York Times is having a month
Colleen Lindstrom

The New York Times is having a month

Admittedly, since #grapegate gave way to #embracethegrape when the New York Times identified Grape Salad as the quintessential Thanksgiving dish for our great state of Minnesota, I might be looking for the New York Times to screw up. Perhaps it’s a little schadenfreude.

So, imagine my joy when I saw the headline, “New York Times corrects fake Kanye quotes about his butt.”

Funny on so many levels.

First of all, the fact that the New York Times printed a story featuring a quote from Kanye West comparing his butt to that of his wife, that they would have CAUSE to do so is hilarious. Add to that, the fact that then they found out that the quote they printed was actually from the Daily Currant. A satirical news website similar to the Onion. Also, though admittedly Kanye West says some absurd things, after skimming the Daily Currant article,  “Kanye: I have a better butt than Kim Kardashian” it is unbelievable that anyone thought for one second this was serious.

So, basically, The New York Times is just like your friend on Facebook who believes any headline he or she reads and posts it without any attention to the source.

The original post, entitled “Fear of Kim Kardashian’s Derriere” included this quote attributed to Kanye West “My booty is like Michelangelo level. The original New York Times article now features an editors note accounting for the misstep.

Oh New York Times, about a week ago I’d have felt bad for you, but let’s just call this grape salad karma.

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