Talk of the Town

I thought it would be fun to do a quick, calm summary of this Metropolitan Diary tangle.

WFMU's Beware of the Blog breaks the story:
Seven Second Delay to The New York Times: Sell My Shorts

Gawker picks it up:
'Times' Metropolitan Diary Gets Punked By WFMU

Fishbowl New York joins in:
Times' "Metro Diary" Pranked By WFMU Hosts, Pulls Story From Site

Seven Second Delay
The "Making It Right" Show

Gawker chimes in again:
Metropolitan Diary Editor Steamed At WFMU

Gawker starts a rumor:
Prank Might Kill Metropolitan Diary

The National Review
NY Times Editor Falls for Spoof, Threatens Kid

The New York Times publishes a correction:
Editor's Note

WFMU's Beware of the Blog corrects the correction:
The New York Times: Not Just For Young Trendies Anymore!

The Huffington Post
Pranking the NYT: Not Really All That Clever If You Just Lie to an Editor

The Wesleyan Argus, my school paper, does a story:
Silenzi '07 draws ire of NY Times

Wesleying, a campus blog, does a story:
How to Destroy a NYT Column by Blogging

Seven Second Delay
The "We ID Music Song Snippet Part Two" Show

Gawker loves this story:
Persecuted WFMU Metropolitan Diary Pranksters Claim They've Struck Again