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December 02, 2008

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Leah

I'm sorry -- I find just about everything in the New York Times (including many of the writers who pen its big features and almost all of the people covered in those features) to be completely, sickeningly elitist.

Like the folks in this recent article (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/garden/30sound.html?_r=1) who hire pricey DJs to put together hours of mix CDS or program their iPods to "match their home decor." Seriously, I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Who ARE these people?

It's like the Times is going out of its way to find the most unlikable, least relatable people in the entire tri-state area, and then presenting them as the norm. I know New York well enough to know that while it has more than its share of obnoxious rich people, not every SINGLE person on the island of Manhattan is a complete asshole. But if you read only the NYT, you might well believe they were.

JerseyGirl

What I thought hit home was a comment someone posted on the Times Web site about this piece: She goes to all that trouble to have a kid, only to hand it over to a baby nurse? (That term alone suggests live-in help to me.) As if...oooh, slap me down for this...writing about the experience is more important than living it.

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