Early last week I got an email forwarded to me by a co-worker, you can read it at the bottom of this post. It describes a phone call from someone who's father supposedly works at Homeland Security and warns people to stay clear of the Subways for the next 2 weeks. Thinking it was your run-of-the mill email hoax, I sent it along to some fellow New York bloggers and then on to Snopes, who picked it up and posted on it here.
Then I noticed today's NY Daily News. RICH GOT TERROR TIP. Why did city's elite get advance info on bomb threat to subway? If the headline did not give it away, the first paragraph in the clip will give you a clue to what they are hinting at.
The city's rich and well-connected were tipped off to last week's subway terror threat days before average New Yorkers, the Daily News has learned. - NY Daily NewsThe NY Daily News would like the story to play out that only the city's elite (which includes me, I guess) were warned about the terror threat before other, less fortunate New Yorkers. The paper is hinting there's a Big Apple-sized Katrina-Class Conspiracy where only the well-to-do (and me) are warned of incoming terror threats.
In other news, only the rich and powerful have been informed about a large inheritance for the taking in Nigeria. Also, beware of kidney snatchers lurking in bars, don't buy gas on a certain date. Did you hear that Bill Gates will give you money for just forwarding some email? No? Because only the important people are on that list, sucker.