How the New York Times Came to Love JC Penney

How the New York Times Came to Love JC Penney

How the New York Times Came to Love JC Penney

The XX Factor
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Aug. 24 2009 12:48 PM

How the New York Times Came to Love JC Penney

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The Times ombudsmen scolds Cintra Wilson for a column she wrote recently about J.C. Penney coming to midtown Manhattan, or rather, waddling into Manhattan in its "big ole shorts and flip-flops." "A virtual sneer seeming to drip from her keyboard," the ombudsman complains. I love it when the Times pretends to be populist. Yes, a paper that regularly wallows in inside-Hamptons gossip is very pro- JC Penney’s. Gawker fingers Wilson’s real sin : Times editor Bill Keller’s mom apparently shopped there, too.

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