Bogus Trend Story of the Day: The Times discovers online sales losing "steam."

Media criticism.
June 18 2007 6:05 PM

Bogus Trend Story of the Day

The Sunday New York Times discovers online sales losing "steam."

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Or maybe it's me. Maybe I'm the one who has grown Web-weary and lost steam. Send your assessment to slate.pressbox@gmail.com. (E-mail may be quoted by name unless the writer stipulates otherwise. Permanent disclosure: Slate is owned by the Washington Post Co.)

Correction, June 19, 2007: The original version of this piece misspelled "Haas." (Return to the corrected sentence.)

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