We're asking readers to consider sending cookies to The Washington Post's John Kelly, the columnist who both started and ended his coverage of the September 27 UFOs and Nukes event at the National Press Club with a description of the excellent quality cookies they serve reporters there. We think it is appropriate that Kelly as well as the executive editor Marcus Brauchli receive cookies now as a way to say to them, "Hey, guys, that was a pretty foolish approach you took to a very serious issue and it has been duly noted but, in the meantime, have a cookie on us and think about how you can do better next time."
John Kelly started his original column this way, "The cookies they serve at press conferences at the National Press Club are the same as the cookies we have in meetings here at The Post. I happen to like these cookies..." and he ended with "I grabbed a cookie on the way out." John Kelly, apparently, may not think there's much to the UFO/Nuke connection but he is a big fan of cookies.
So let's send him (and the Executive Editor of The Washington Post) cookies. But let's make sure that each batch comes with a personal note telling them about why the issue of UFOs is a serious one and why they really should accord it more serious coverage in the future. Finally, while it is tempting to send home-made cookies, you know those won't be accepted or eaten in today's world when they come from strangers. Please send store-bought, safely packaged cookies.
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Send Your Cookies Now!
Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor
John Kelly, Columnist
c/o The Washington Post
1150 15th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20071
We actually wrote the National Press Club and asked them where they got those wonderful cookies that John Kelly seems to be fixated on. We heard back from executive chef Susan Delbert who wrote, "Firehook Bakery... supplies our day to day chocolate chip, white chocolate, oatmeal raisin and oatmeal chocolate cookies." If this is the wrong cookie source, we're sure Kelly or the Post will correct us and we'll issue an apology which is probably a lot more than they will ever do.
We've written three posts on the subject of media bias as it pertained to this news conference:
- It's the Media That Can't Handle the Truth
- The Washington Post Makes Fun of Military Officers
- The Washington Post UFO/Nuke Controversy: We Have the Answer
And so it goes. Please spread the word to your like-minded friends. Let's all have a cookie together...