How the United Nations actually dis-invites press with a mail ‘inviting’ press:

From: UN Spokesperson – Do Not Reply
Date: Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:57 PM
Subject: Media Advisory: Meeting on Hurricane Irma
Meeting on Hurricane Irma United Nations, 15 September 2017 — On 18 September 2017, the President of the seventy-second session of the United Nations General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miroslav Lajèák, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, H.E. Mr. António Guterres, will co-host a High-Level Meeting on Hurricane Irma at United Nations Headquarters.

WHEN Monday, 18 September; 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EDT WHERE: Trusteeship Council Chamber HOW: There is limited seating at the event. UN journalists wishing to cover it can request special passes from the UN Media Accreditation and Liaison Unit.  External print journalists must register here by 4pm EDT on Friday, 15 September

“This is, in three minutes…”

As hard as it may be to the uninitiated to grasp, this is real and not a joke, an email giving external (read not UN insider) journalists 3 minutes to register for attendance at a United Nations meeting on Hurricane Irma. Look at the external press registration deadline versus the time this mail ‘inviting’ external press had been sent. Registration was required three minutes from the time the UN hit send on the mail. If I’m ever freed up to write solely satire, the UN is a rich source…

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