"You decide if Barry Bonds committed perjury, but I know what I believe"
That quote is put here to save everyone the effort of either signing up for the Times’ subscription service or, if already a subscriber, spending 5 mintues reading perhaps the laziest column ever written for the Gray Lady. Heck, even Jayson Blair and Judy Miller had to take the time to make stuff up. Today, Dave Anderson spends over 800 words of his prestigious Sunday print space (Times Select, subscription only) offering up what could pass for a junior high school book report on the Barry Bonds/SI article. The main thesis of the column? That Anderson has a talent for being able to quote SI at length, while offering absolutely nothing of his own mind. The quote above is just about the only thing not pulled directly the blockbuster. I was surprised the Times didn’t print this piece in 24pt font, like we used to do in high school when you had a 4 page paper but had only written 2 pages worth of stuff. Brutal.