When your editor tells you to spin three sentences of news into a 25 paragraph thumbsucker, what’s a poor New York Times writer to do?:
And on the NASAWatch blog, Jsonova99 wrote, “He’s a pro and I have no doubt he’ll bring his A game to the mission.”
Still, some people questioned the choice. “The truly courageous and strong thing to do is to be an accessible partner to your disabled wife who is now relearning almost every function of her body and intellect,” one reader wrote to The New York Times Web site. “Just sayin’.”
How can the Times expect to be considered the paper of record when “Captain_Poopy” on Reddit and “hentai_lover” on 4chan were not consulted?