Monday, October 17, 2005
What's Black and White and Blue All Over?
Answer: Tai Shan, the only newspaper-reading panda in captivity. After skimming most of Judith Miller's mea not-so-culpa yesterday, the giant male panda cub informed his keepers through a series of grunts and snorts that he has officially sworn off the New York Times "once and for all". Tai Shan, who is housed at the National Zoo, admitted that while he'll miss the Sunday crossword and Frank Rich's "consistently intelligent, lively and enlightening" weekly column, he won't miss the crappy reporting that provided cover for the Bush administration to send the country to war over baseless WMD charges.