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Don't Like A.O. Scott's Top 10 List? He Has a Message For You.

Photo of Sam Adams By Sam Adams | Criticwire December 11, 2013 at 9:29PM

Quibble with Scott on Twitter and face the wrath of... well, you'll see.
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So let's say you're respected documentary programmer Thom Powers, and you're miffed that the New York Times' A.O. Scott made a Top 10 -- really Top 16 -- list of feature films and only a Top 5 devoted to documentaries. Perhaps you'd get on Twitter and lodge a public complaint, something like this:

Now let's say you're A.O. Scott -- nice, isn't it? -- and you see Powers' tweet. You might take it in stride, or shoot back a diplomatic response about there being only so much room in the newspaper. Or, if it's after 9 p.m. on the East Coast and you're feeling a bit puckish, you might respond thusly:

Or, to put it another way:

Just another day at the Paper of Record.

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