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Shocker: The New York Times Does Not Apply The Same Journalistic Standards To Its Wedding Annoucements Page

Remember that NYTimes wedding announcement that detailed how the newlyweds broke up their previous marriages to be with each other? And how lots of people considered that to be tasteless?

Jeff Bercovici did something that the New York Times apparently couldn’t be bothered to: he contacted the jilted ex of the woman in the story. And let me tell you, that guy was not too happy about his family’s dirty laundry showing up in the paper:

The primary story here is not that interesting…People lie and cheat and steal all the time. That’s a fact of life. But rarely does a national news organization give them an unverified megaphone to whitewash it.

So let me get this straight. The New York Times does not bring the rigorous fact-checking might of its organization to bear on wedding announcement stories? Scandalous.