'Conspirators include Paul Revere ...'
Sometimes you just have to tip your hat to brilliant fun
. Powerline deserves to take a bow on this one. But, really, the NYT didn't reveal any SWIFT secrets. It and other papers are guilty of taking a leaked tip and hyping the old news as a scoop -- and they still haven't admitted they ran with a story they didn't check out prior to publication. ... Karl Rove must be behind this. Embarrassing the Times. Revving up the troops. Distracting attention. It's a political threefer. ... More likely: Karl wishes he thought of this one. ... Needless to say, image at right courtesy of Powerline.Update
-- In the spirit of fun, a very mischievous reader asks how the two local papers might have covered the same dramatic events of April 18-19, 1775. Hmmm. I can't resist. Giving the NYT the pre-battle scoop, here goes:
Globe headline: Experts differ on causes for 'revolt'
Globe subheadline: Performance of Minutemen questioned
Herald headline: Dawes beats Revere!
Herald subheadline: Plucky rider alerts citizens; Minutemen kick Redcoat butt
Of course, I should disclose that I work for that