Last week or so, I was complaining when the Times (UK, not New York) ran a story about how bed bugs are taking over Los Angeles. As if they were not also taking over the UK.
This week, they’ve gone a step further, with Michele Kirsch’s three-page story on how Britain is “Infested” (not just with bed bugs, mind you). The author herself is added to the illustrious roster of journalists who have had bed bugs.
And while, yes, it does appear so that women are more apt to be allergic to bed bugs than men are (and I admit my evidence is purely anecdotal and based on our site’s hundreds of thousands of visitors), I balked after reading the story (which was otherwise pretty good) to discover it was in the “Women” section, which is a subset of the “Life & Style” section.
Hmmm. Still more work to be done, Times editors.