Sunday, January 02, 2005

Flash! Amanda Tree has nothing to do with Freak Museum closing!

In this article from yesterday's Times, Ms. Lee does not quote Amanda Tree.
Not once. I don't know about you, but I'm finding myself wondering what Amanda Tree thinks of the Freak Museum.

Perhaps this was the intent of Jennifer 8, who, in a slanted-so-badly-it-could-hardly-stay-horizontal-on-the-page "puff" piece in the NYSun earlier this, whoops, early last year, was characterized as someone who "creates connections for people who aren't connected yet." AH, now I get it! Jennifer 8 is hoping to create a buzz for A. Tree by slipping her name in front of the public as often as possible, a la SNL's Mr. Subliminal.

From that same Sun article aka desparate-plea-for-an-invite-to-a-real-live-Washington-party-from-fellow-Harvard-alumna, this gem just shines so brightly it makes my eyes tear up:
"About a year later, in the wake of the Jayson Blair scandal, she spearheaded a letter of recommendations, ultimately signed by herself and 18 other staffers, to a committee that was set up to investigate how Mr. Blair got away with making up stories. Ms. Lee, who was posted in Washington, sent out as many as three drafts a day. "
This is so confusing, someone help me out here: what exactly did she do? She emailed drafts of a letter of recommendation to the committee with 18 signatures on it ... saying what? Was she defending the shoddy editorial skills of the people involved, hoping one day that she too, could nap, er, work under the same half-closed eyes, getting away with the the half-assed reporting that the Times is now famous for?

Someone, please, 'splain me.
Then find out what Amanda Tree thinks of all this.


At Monday, January 03, 2005 8:28:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hoping to have A. Tree come to my birthday party next fall, but then again I'm still trying to get Miss Cleo and Wendy, the Snapple Lady, as well.

wink - Aaron


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