Sorry to say that Cynical Christian household favorite Lolo Jones finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles at the Olympics. That’s not terrible; she’s better at what she does than everybody in the world except for three people. How many of us can say that? But it’s not a medal and it’s certainly not what she wanted.
I can’t do anything about the race results, but if the NYT is going to pick on Lolo, I think it’s important to point out all the ways that she is better than they are:
Design – I think it goes without saying that the dated, stuffy design of the Times can’t hold a candle to the cutting-edge flair of Jones. “All the news that’s fit” – no; “All new fitness” – yes!
Good Stories – Jones has one; The Times has zero.
Future – Lolo Jones will still be around ten years from now. The New York Times? Not so much.
And incidentally, The Times is not the fourth best in the world at what they do, and they’re certainly not getting any better. Should we say that they’re all style and no substance?