On the drive home from work the other day, I was listening to an NPR report on a math geek get-together in Boston.
What got my attention wasn’t the story, but the name of the reporter: Ari Daniel Shapiro.
The insertion of the middle name “Daniel” was perplexing, until it became clear that they were trying distinguish him from NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro.
But then I had to laugh— really? Two Ari Shapiros, working for the same news organization? I mean, dismiss conspiracies about Jewish media control if you will, but this one is just too hilarious to ignore. Two (I presume) totally unrelated men, both with same first and last distinctly Jewish name, both talking up their take over the taxpayer-funded national public radio service.
The “greater” Ari: “GOP presidential candidates make bid for Jewish vote“
The “lesser” Ari: “Jewish holiday celebrated by Occupying Wall Street”
Whatever. Their tastes, their interests, their spin— they bend in a predictable fashion. Read more