For us here at R29, many a day begins with looking at
The New York Times
. Though we've made our fair share of "The Times is on it!" jokes, this is the paper of record after all, and will always be our go-to for reliable breaking news, among other things. But today, our morning browse was interrupted by something quite shocking.
Now, we of all people love a good apocalypse movie. There are plenty of valid arguments to be made for how extreme sensationalism has degraded both journalism and mass entertainment, and we're not denying that, but we do enjoy these flicks from time to time (we even put WWZ on our list of summer blockbusters). And, indeed, we wouldn't object to seeing a regular ad for this in The New York Times. But right now, we're living in a world where headlines about massive genocides and natural disasters seriously damaging infrastructure are a reality. Maybe not deaths on the scale of 4.7 billion, but the tone and content of these headlines is, sadly, not far from reality.
Image: Via The New York Times/Courtesy of Plan B Entertainment.