Sunday, May 17, 2009

Where's The Haggler? NYTPicker Feels Ripped Off BY NYT's Failure To Promptly Deliver New Column.

We've got a complaint: we can't find "The Haggler" column in today's NYT!

Okay, we've got our Sunday Business section out on the kitchen table, and the usual columns are in place. There's "Fair Game" and "Corner Office," of course. And as always, we can count on "The Count." We've also checked out "The Chatter," "Off The Shelf," "Digital Domain," "Prototype," "Fundamentally" and "Economic View."

[INSERT OBVIOUS JOKE HERE ABOUT TOO MANY COLUMNS IN SUNDAY BUSINESS SECTION]

But where's "The Haggler"?

Launched last week in Sunday Business, David Segal's column lay bare unjust business practices by exposing how hotels change rates on unwitting customers, and speeding up a unfairly-delayed rebate check from Adobe.

Now that we've gone back and looked closely, though, we'll admit that there's no actual promise of a weekly column. But frankly, even without a contractual guarantee of a "Haggler" column this week,, we feel as though we're being, you know, shortchanged a little. Ripped off slightly. You get the picture. The kind of thing we'd probably want to bring up with The Haggler. If he still existed. Which we don't even know for sure if he does or not.

2 comments:

eh-notsomuch said...

Have you guys not commented yet on the stunning "personal credit crisis" article, about their economics writer who got himself voluntarily into a mortgage he couldn't afford? It was released on Friday, I believe. It is stunning in its idiocy.

Anonymous said...

Remember what happened to Fran Cerra!