check your integrity and your cigarettes at the door
Howell, Gerald and Arthur request that you join your newsroom colleagues at an open forum at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, to discuss the Jayson Blair matter and anything else you might have on your mind. The meeting will be held at the Loew's Astor Theater, the moviehouse just behind The Times on 44th Street at Broadway, across from Carmine's. Doors open at 2:15 p.m.
Please be sure to bring your Times i.d. card. No one will be admitted to the theater without their Times i.d.
You will be able to ask questions from the floor, or write them on cards that will be distributed at the door. In addition, we have set up an email address -- firstname.lastname@example.org -- where you can send questions, either in advance of the session or afterward.
On Wednesday morning, we will send out a separate email advising correspondents and bureaus outside New York how they may dial into the forum and listen to the session. Unfortunately, because of the short time available to set up the forum, people listening from a remote location will not be able to ask live questions. You may, however, avail yourself of the email address above. If you get questions to us before 2 p.m. EDT tomorrow, we will put them into the hopper. Otherwise, they will be answered later.
Maybe someone should fact-check the email. Is the meeting really at 2pm? Are they sure the theater is across from Carmine's? Will Howell, Gerald and Arthur really be there or will they just pretend to be there and show a fake receipt from Carmine's later?
Start questioning the full truth of the above words if tomorrow we hear that the Times employees asked questions like "What is the air speed velocity of an unladen sparrow?"
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