The NY Times initiated a pay wall earlier this week. The timing is fortuitous as they have been taken again by an April Fool's prank. You may recall how New York personal-injury lawyer and blogger Eric Turkewitz began last year’s prank with his April 1st post where he claimed he’d been appointed official White House law blogger. He and a cohort of bloggers and tweeters posted corroborating responses and updates throughout the day. Eventually the Times picked up the story.
Get more details of this year’s prank here.