Monday, April 4, 2011

A word from the ombudsman

The post below, dated 4-1-2011 and titled "April Obama Day" suggests that General Electric (NYSE: GE) won't pay any taxes this year.  That information is erroneous.  GE will indeed pay taxes this year.  The original article will remain published in its otherwise uncorrected state for the following reasons:
  1. It is funnier that way.  Maybe not by much, but it is.  Admit it.
  2. It will remain a lasting testament of the NYT's suckitude, for it is the Times' reporting that the error is based on. 
  3. Jeff Immelt's crony relationship with the Obama administration is so disgusting as to merit mockery and derision.  Even if that mockery and derision is made up out of thin frikkin' air.  Or NYTimes reporting.  Which is pretty much the same thing.
  4. Sarah Palin, Karl Rove and the Koch brothers made me do it so it isn't my fault.
  5. Going back and amending that article would totally screw up all the search bots that have already crawled and indexed the article.  Imagine how much electricity would be wasted on having Google's bots have to hit the article again.  For the sake of the glaciers and the polar bears, the erroneous article will stand.


  1. In WWI some Frenchy commander said something like, we'z in deep do-do,

    Don't retract-don't retract! We'z in deep do-do too!

  2. Sarah Palin ... made me do it so it isn't my fault.

    Yet ANOTHER reason why Mrs. Palin isn't qualified to be president! (My tongue is only half-way in my cheek.)


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