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    I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    But apparently the Washington Post has a blogger who is willing to. Note the utterly gratuitous photo about half way down.

    I'm posting this for humor purposes, not to start an argument.

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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    Some serious laziness going on there. The caption even states that the picture used is from 2009. The WP must be cutting back on editors.
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    Yeah, that's what amused me, the incredible laziness of it. OK, I'm writing about rich people, so I'll just find a very old file picture with diamond-laden Rolexes, because of course everyone knows what that means, even though it has absolutely no connection to the story. Just stunningly bad journalism.
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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    He probably knows as little about watches as he does the subject-matter he seeks to write about.
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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    I love how the article talks about the Rich and the Poor but leaves out the middle class which is the money base of this country and which has been getting screwed from both ends taxes.
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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Splinter Faction View Post
    Just stunningly bad journalism.
    That sums up today's Washington Post perfectly. And I grew up with it on my front porch everyday for 30 years...

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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Splinter Faction View Post
    Yeah, that's what amused me, the incredible laziness of it. OK, I'm writing about rich people, so I'll just find a very old file picture with diamond-laden Rolexes, because of course everyone knows what that means, even though it has absolutely no connection to the story. Just stunningly bad journalism.
    I could care less about the photo or no photo, but any article about taxes that makes no attempt to distinguish between percentages and dollar amounts gets no credit from me for even trying. At this point I assume pure, malicious, fraud is being attempted.

    (I just can't resist posting in threads that are about to get locked.)

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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Monocle View Post
    I could care less about the photo or no photo, but any article about taxes that makes no attempt to distinguish between percentages and dollar amounts gets no credit from me for even trying. At this point I assume pure, malicious, fraud is being attempted.

    (I just can't resist posting in threads that are about to get locked.)
    It won't get locked if people address the clearly stated subject--the foibles of the popular press in dealing with watches and what they symbolize. But granted, you are probably right. I just happen to be fond of the intersection of humor and journalism.

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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    Give him(the author) a break people....he can't be more than 17 ! Look at that face.
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    Re: I am NOT making a political comment about Rolex watches!!!

    What's wrong with that picture?

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