Somebody better call a doctor -- The New York Times' hard-on for Kansas City has lasted way longer than four hours. In its latest display of unbidden passion for our little patch of flyover country, the Times today announced that its planned local bureau has its man: A.G. Sulzberger.
Sulzberger is the son of Times publisher, chairman and criticism magnet Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr., himself the third Arthur Sulzberger to run the Old Gray ... how's that go? mare? Right, Old Gray Lady.
No old gray ladies for hot young media scion A.G. Just look at that eager mug. So young. So hungry. For something without meat, please. Today's Times press release outs Punch's grandson as a vegetarian, ensuring that everyone mocks him before he even leaves New York:
Arthur may be hard pressed to find vegetarian food amid all the barbecue joints, but he'll have no trouble finding stories. He has an eye for spotting unusual and compelling tales, and bringing them to life with deep reporting and lively writing.
Way to haze the boss's son, Times. Hey, kid, from one vegetarian to another: Get yourself the veggie burger at Room 39 -- still the best. Maybe the restaurant can rename it after you.
Hat tip to the New York Observer, which has the rest of the Times' press release.