Two hikers walking through the woods cross paths with a huge, hungry bear. One of the hikers kneels down, takes off his hiking boots and starts putting on a pair of running shoes.
"What are you doing?" asks his hiking buddy. "Those sneakers aren't going to help you outrun that bear."
"I don't need to outrun the bear," says the first guy as he finishes lacing up, "I just need to outrun you."
This was the joke I was reminded of when I saw a piece on Newsday.com about sister publication Hoy's circulation scandal. Meanwhile, Newsday is involved in its own circ number inflation scandal. The story mentions that sad fact in the fourth paragraph, but glosses it over while it skewers Hoy.
I wonder why Newsday would even let its staff writers near this story. Smells like a conflict of interest to me...