The Party Line

When the NYT prints something like this —

Hamas, a radical Islamic movement that is considered a terrorist group by Israel and the West, , , ,

it tends to remind me of,

The Harvard Lampoon, a semi-secret Sorrento Square social organization that used to occasionally publish a so-called humor magazine, , , ,

& if that’s not enough to make you skeptical, review today’s piece on hip-hop in Cuba, about which says El Canyonazo (via email),

A bit of an Orwellian experience reading the NYTimes today… theres
an article about Cuban hiphop which says that the festival was
cancelled this year, which is odd because I was there and even
performed during the festival in August.

don’t get me wrong. i read the NYT every day, and not for nuance (tho a little more woulda sweet).

i’m just sayin, don’t believe every thing you read —