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Playboy Chides NYT on LA Sterotypes

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"On any given day on a California freeway, it is not uncommon to see a young woman, phone cradled against one ear, carefully painting her nails a winsome shade of crimson, looking up now and then to inch her car forward in traffic.” That's what the New York Times wrote today in a lede about an article about the hands-free cell phone law. Playboy, who, yes, has a blog, jumped on top of it. "Anyone want to bet that the reporter actually saw it? And saw it more than once? We’re giving odds."