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Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Food for Thought
It was shocking the other day to see a certain choice or words used by the estimable Mark Bittman in a blog post at the NYT a few days back in briefly reporting the sudden death of a VP and spokesman for Chick-Fil-A, as part of a roundup on the controversy around the company. It was a jokey, very "bloggy" turn of phrase that wouldn't have been a total shocker elsewhere on the Web but certainly stood out at the NYT. (I had wondered if Bittman had outsourced the column, assigned it to an intern or maybe it just got hacked.) Just now Bittman has posted a note at the blog--after four days--apologizing for the "lapse" and revealing that they had been removed from the original post. In case you're wondering (and of course, you are), the transitional phrase connecting to the death of the VP was, "Speaking of pigs..."