Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Washington Post Develops Time Travel

What's wrong with this picture a logic game presented by the Washington Post.

The failed car bombing in Times Square increasingly appears to have been coordinated by several people in a plot with international links, Obama administration officials said Tuesday

What passes for jounalism in this country

Did you get it before the jump?

I’m beginning to get the impression that when reporters quote sources like this they are making things up entirely. Here we have the normal unnamed sources, but now they have added the additional trick of getting the unnamed sources from a future point in the space time continuum.

This is the first paragraph of their story and it seems to want to set a narrative for this future. In it the bomber is definitely of the Al Queda underpants bomber variety and not of the Hutaree crazy right wing militia type.

Here is the question before the jury. Is this just a simple mistake in the first paragraph of a featured story, or is this going to be the story. Did the reporters simply forget what day it is or will the story for the remaining days be one of international intrigue. My guess is going to be the international intrigue angle. The people from the Washington Post have just got out of their city van below with the hot tip.



Commenter Otto comes up with the perfect explanation. The Washington Post has this man as their source, nevermind.


"I am sitting in my office on May 3rd, 2010. A reporter is speaking to me about an attempted bombing. I blow smoke in his ass."

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