Last Friday, when the New York Times came out with its epic Pigford exposé, I took a print version of the paper to my local FedEx Kinko’s here in L.A. to copy the front page and the full two-page spread inside.
One of the staffers had to help me, since the pages were too big for the normal machines. He happened to be black. As he fed the pages into the oversize copier, he couldn’t help but notice what the article was about.
“Is this that claims thing?” he asked me.
I was surprised he had heard of it. We thought no one had. “Yes,”…