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New York Times Liken House of Representatives To Screaming 'Metalheads' In Web Gaffe

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The New York Times website Friday published an article by staff writers Jeff Zeley and Michael Luo about the recent rebuke that the House of Representatives sent to the White House condemning President Bush’s escalation plan.

The only problem was, the photograph that the Times website published prominently above the article was not of Congressmen debating Iraq– but instead of a group of grungy-looking heavy metal fans screaming at a ‘Slayer’ concert in the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan.

The photograph of the unruly concert-goers graced the Times’ website under the serious headline “A Divided House Denounces Plan for More Troops.”

The Times’ article, which was published at 10:04PM Eastern time and will appear in Saturday’s paper, reported that the debate in the House of Representatives “illustrated how the partisan divide over the war has deepened.” Perhaps so, but a quick check of C-SPAN assures The Daily Background that the US House of Representatives has not, in fact, devolved into a pack of bearded, long-haired, screaming ‘Slayer’ fans.

The photograph of the screaming heavy metal fans, taken by New York Times photographer Michael Falco on Thursday, was originally was meant to grace a music review which will also appear in the Saturday Times. (The Times had a mixed review of Slayer, calling it “completely unreasonable music” but also “impressive.”)

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1. Azazel_Begotten writes:

OKay, this is stupid....

Eh f*ck congress, I bet Tom Araya and Kerry King could run a country better than Bush anyway

# Feb 21, 2007 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. ZT writes:

"completely unreasonable music" pffft, f***ing old people.

# Feb 21, 2007 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Hahaha! Oh dear me

# Feb 21, 2007 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. mr. korpse writes:

KERRY KING for 2008 presidential election tom araya for vice president.... KING/ARAYA 2008.... they got my vote.....and slayer is absolutely reasonable, not to mention nessecary in these times, fvck any1 who thinks otherwise

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 12:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ThE DiSTurBeD writes:

Slayer for president you say? hummm... sounds promising whos their runnning mate Rob Zombie haha

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 8:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. slayerdisciple writes:

lol how bout zacky de la roche running with tom morrello against king/araya

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slayerdisciple writes:

*rocha not roche

# Feb 22, 2007 @ 9:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Graveyard Disciple writes:

"Completley unreasonable music" that's the funniest yet most ridiculous description of Slayer I've ever heard

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 3:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. the antihippy writes:

i wouldlove to see the house of parliament turn into a giant moshpit....

# Feb 23, 2007 @ 4:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Azazel_Begotten writes:

VOTE SLAYER for President!

Vote BEHEMOTH for CONGRESS!

# Feb 24, 2007 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metal2death writes:

i think whats funny is that there is a random chick in the pic that doesnt even look like she knows who slayer is

# Feb 27, 2007 @ 6:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. kabbageslave69 writes:

marilyn manson for vp!

# Feb 28, 2007 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Scorpion69 writes:

I like that she likes fans of Slayer especially if she's wavin to them

# Feb 28, 2007 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Diamond Oz writes:

Lol I still love this story!

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