Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New York Times Anomaly

I get the New York Times. I'm a full week subscriber and, recently, I've been getting the Wall Street Journal instead of the Times on random days. It happened again, today, March 26th.

Now, the rational part of my mind says that my delivery dude probably just delivers both the Times and the Journal to this area and gets them mixed up now and then. But, the paranoid part of my mind keeps intruding and conjuring conspiracy theories.

Rupert Murdoch, the closest thing we have to a living member of SPECTRE, recently purchased both the Dow Jones and all its holdings, which includes the Journal. He has made no secret of the fact that he wants to turn the Journal into a competitor for the New York Times, both as an economic and business source and in political bent (read: facism).

So, could he actually be arranging for Times subscribers to "accidentally" receive issues of the Times as a form of guerilla marketing? How far does the conspiracy go? Is he paying off individual delivery men? Is the President involved?? IS BRITNEY INVOLVED???

So, has anyone else been receiving "accidental" issues of the Journal instead of their usual Times?

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