The Editor Has No Clothes

June 17th, 2009

On a normal Wednesday, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz replaced its journalists with some of Isreal’s noted poets and writers. Here, from author Avri Herling, here is the most accurate financial report you’re ever likely to read in a newspaper paper:

“Everything’s okay. Everything’s like usual. Yesterday trading ended. Everything’s okay. The economists went to their homes, the laundry is drying on the lines, dinners are waiting in place… Dow Jones traded steadily and closed with 8,761 points, Nasdaq added 0.9% to a level of 1,860 points…. The guy from the shakshuka [an Israeli egg-and-tomato dish] shop raised his prices again….”


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