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Alan Dershowitz wrote one whiny column about people shunning him on Martha’s Vineyard and that caused the New York Times to write four damn stories about him in a week, and everyone was kind of embarrassed by the whole thing. Why did they write all those stories, anyhow?


The New York Times published an absurd number of stories about this minor piece of gossip because the people who set the agenda for New York Times coverage are the sort of people who believe that anything that happens in the Hamptons or on Martha’s Vineyard is automatically culturally significant.

(They’re wrong.)

Previously: Everything That Happens at Williamsburg Pool Freighted With Heavy Sociocultural Significance

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