Sunday, November 27, 2005

The New York Times auditions for

Rita Cosby - Live and Direct.

Talk about your FOX News-style reportage.

And bedbugs, stealthy and fast-moving nocturnal creatures that were all but eradicated by DDT after World War II, have recently been found in hospital maternity wards, private schools and even a plastic surgeon's waiting room.

Bedbugs are back and spreading through New York City like a swarm of locusts on a lush field of wheat.

Anybody really want to know how old this story is? Read the fine print - the Helmsley Palace case was SETTLED last year. It was brought two years ago. The person claiming it's an epidemic? The guy most likely to profit from playing off New Yorkers' neuroses - an exterminator. This is NOT a new problem, a "swarm of locusts."

Once again, the New York Times provides drama over reality. Sheesh. Or should I say "Sheets"?