Really, establishment-oriented, champion-of-sober-journalism Paper Of Record? This trumps “Showcase Afghan Army Mission Turns to Debacle,” “Past Human Errors to Blame for Russia’s Peat Fires,” and “BP to Pay Record Fine Over Texas Refinery?”
And also, how dare you call pugs ugly.
The Ugly Animal Photos reminds me of a point when I looked at the top news item on nyt.com and it was disappointingly an article about food photography- how to photograph food well. Certainly there’s a time and place for photographs of food, but alongside images of war and disaster it seemed inappropriate.
Also, why would a pug be considered an ugly animal? Sacrilege.