Fox Butterfield, call your office

The Miss America contest gets booted from Atlantic City.

I have never, ever watched the thing, and could care less if it’s hit its demise, but this article on the pageant’s woes contains a classic Fox Butterfield: *

[New Chairwoman Grethchen Carlson] this year controversially attempted to modernize the event by scrapping the swimsuit contest, but the ratings continued to slump.

[Wilipedia] Butterfield is the eponym for "The Butterfield Effect", used to refer to a person who "makes a statement that is ludicrous on its face, yet it reveals what the speaker truly believes", especially if expressing a supposed paradox when a causal relationship should be obvious.[5][6] The particular article that sparked this was titled "More Inmates, Despite Drop In Crime" by Butterfield in the New York Times on November 8, 2004.[7]