June 03, 2003


Larry Jonestowne - a man who moves as easily from fiction to reality as ordinary people walk through doors - no longer subscribes to the New York Times. He forwards his message earlier sent to that newspaper:

Can you people please stop spamming my e-mail address, sending me junk mail & calling my house? I do not want your newspaper full of lies. If I want a newspaper full of lies I will go to the supermarket and buy the Weekly World News, or Rolling Stone. You should be ashamed every single day because of the lies you told to people who believed in what you wrote about news. How many people believed it and then did something that ended up being wrong, because of what you wrote?

I subscribed to your newspaper for 22 years. I believed every word and then I learned the truth: that you hire retarded people because of the government programs, and these people are made to write things they did not write, for reasons they did not know. First there is the one boy, then the older man with diabetes, then the "columnist" who jokes with lies about every little thing, and when would it end?

Is this the "president" now or is that your lie? I wonder because of widespread confusion, mostly because of the lies from your newspaper.

What about Russia? Did you lie about the welfares, too? This is how my mother raised me and it is honorable. Now what do you say, it is a lie, sorry?

Please take a look at the world around you , in which every person says "oh the New York Times, where you get a lie every day for one dollar."

One dollar! One dollar! If you sell a million papers that equals One Dollar! Lies, Lies, Lies! You should go to the place where people leave, and get a ticket.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 3, 2003 07:38 PM

Rolling Stone? I mean, it may be (well) past its prime (as is the music it covers), but World Weekly News = Rolling Stone?

Posted by: Kevin at June 4, 2003 at 03:36 AM

He's being a little too hard on both Rolling Stone and Weekly World News.

BTW -- what the hell is his native language?

Posted by: Harry at June 4, 2003 at 04:11 AM

I believe the language is known as "JsarJsarese," or perhaps "Pucian."

Posted by: Ken Layne at June 4, 2003 at 05:10 AM

All your bylines are belong to us!

Posted by: charles austin at June 4, 2003 at 05:16 AM

Layry Josetown hasing of say true JEWYORK LIEMES

Posted by: Puce at June 4, 2003 at 05:47 AM

By the way, any news on the second Jonestowne book? I'm guessing no, if there hasn't been an update in a year. Hey, maybe you could put the text file on your CD...

Posted by: Jim Treacher at June 4, 2003 at 05:57 AM

I think it's time for his tablet.

Posted by: Michael Gill at June 4, 2003 at 01:12 PM

Another testimony to free markets: you can stop paying purveyers of falsehoods. Sure would like to keep .10 cents a day, but by force of government, one is prisoner to ABC. No more .10 cents, no more .10 ... repeated ad infinitum.Oh, and , friends of Liberation from Fat Auntie Front is in business,has been for some time now.Go fLfFAF.

Posted by: d at June 4, 2003 at 01:17 PM