The New York Times building has a bedbug infestation on every floor

Funny, I would have expected them to keep Op-Ed together on a single floor.

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Nice mix of active and passive voice. If only the author worked for an organization of professional writers who knew proper grammar.

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Does your experience in the last five years suggest that Trump will be coy with this story?

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Politics and strange bed-fellows?

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Blame it on well-known bedbug Bret Stephens.

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try telling that to 5 star hotels who cannot clarify how old their mattresses are :wink:

“When a bug bites a man, that is not news…”

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Given the nature of their business, I would expect and hope (or “expope”) that they have a robust business continuity plan in the event they can’t use their regular offices. They can all just work out of Ebola tents at their huge site in Queens or whatever. But for someone who runs a lil’ struggling restaurant, a bedbug infestation really wouldn’t be funny. Or a mattress store, omg can you imagine.

I guess you could make a metaphor about the NYT’s insulated, patrician sneering masquerading as plain-dealing ordinary-folksness? But it’d be pretty forced.

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Thanks for the giggle. Though bedbugs don’t spread disease, but climate change deniers might get us all killed.

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Wow Brett Stephens really did have a blowup.

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I had bedbugs years ago and successfully got rid of them. You just gotta get the right chemical. Stuff that normally just kills roaches doesn’t work, and that’s the common mistake that lets them get under the radar. The odd thing about this is that I was under the understanding that they tend to need to live where they can suck people’s blood for hours every day. I guess people sitting in cubicles works, but it helps if the people are asleep and not swatting them away. Hotels, bedrooms and movie theaters seem like better places for them. But who am I to tell them where to live.

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It’s always projection with conservatives. Every accusation is a barely-secret confession…

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Oh, wait, even better – Stephens has now quit Twitter because if there’s anything a Strong Conservative Intellectual Who Sneers at Safe Spaces and PC Millennials can’t handle, it’s a lifetime of jokes about his bedbug nature.

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“Twitter is a sewer. It brings out the worst in humanity,” Stephens posted. “I sincerely apologize for any part I’ve played in making it worse, and to anyone I’ve ever hurt.

Stephens has a lot more to apologise for about his Twitter behaviour over the years than does someone who posted an obvious throwaway joke that could have been aimed at any member of the paper’s op-ed staff. Unfortunately he’ll still be pushing the PNAC fantasy and global warming denialism and railing about those thin-skinned Millenials’ PC culture on the pages on the NYT.

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