Friday, August 07, 2009

The Creep Is Outta There

Preachy hack Ben Stein:
The guy with the annoying voice who led a crusade against evolution has lost his job with the Grey Lady after taking a job advertising for a financial services company.

Apparently, Ben Stein's decision to become a pitchman for, a dubious financial services firm, finally put his employer over the edge.

Reuters Felix Salmon, who reported the news, has reacted with glee.
"You’ll forgive me if I take some small measure of credit for this one: after something in the region of 35,000 words of the Ben Stein Watch, the world’s worst financial columnist has finally been fired from the New York Times," Salmon writes. "And I couldn’t be happier. The reason was his appearance in commercials for (and on the homepage of), a sleazy company which exists only to extract large sums of money from those who can least afford it.

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