Thursday, February 14, 2008

Muddy Rays questioned in zoning spat!

Quick, diagramming party to action stations:
It's always nice for headlines to be correct. As a rule, though, it's best for them to be correct about only one thing at a time. So it really helps if readers coming to the story cold can actually tell the subject from the verb from the adjective from the attributive noun modifier.

On the bright side, of course, readers who are busy diagramming the front page aren't gazing in awe at the insights of the political editor:

To hear most pundits, Obama is unstoppable now that he leads in overall votes and is building a delegate lead.

But hold on. It's too soon to count out Clinton.

This is a razor-thin race, and if there's anything we've learned in this presidential campaign, it's that pundits and conventional wisdom are sometimes wrong.

Billie! Rossi! Stop the press!


Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Oh, this one's not so bad. I mean, can "zoning" actually "question"? I didn't have any problem with it. (Though "muddy" is a strange verb choice.)

10:01 AM, February 15, 2008  
OpenID zythophile said...

Not so much a strange verb choice, more a rubbish attempt at a joke - "muddy", "pitch" - geddit? No, thanks ...

6:23 PM, February 15, 2008  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Aaaa. A Brit might have gotten it. But I am forced to admit you're right.

7:09 PM, February 15, 2008  

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