Twitter account chronicles 'obvious' New York Times lifestyles stories

A Twitter account has taken to noting particularly obvious New York Times stories. The bio for @NYTOnIt is, "Because sometimes stories in newspapers are just *that* obvious."

A few recent tweets:

  • "GUYS, the soda jerk is making a comeback in - you guessed it - Brooklyn, and The Times is ON IT."
  • "GUYS, people should not be buying puppies while drunk, and The Times is ON IT."
  • "GUYS, serious writers shouldn't abuse the exclamation point, and The Times is ON IT!"

An introductory post on Tumblr (which hasn't been updated for a while) explains the thinking behind the account: "From time to time, this space will serve to mock and highlight the ridiculousness that are lifestyles pieces. After a while, you’ll see that newspapers are just telling us what we already know."

  • Steve Myers

    Steve Myers was the managing editor of until August 2012, when he became the deputy managing editor and senior staff writer for The Lens, a nonprofit investigative news site in New Orleans.


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