Sunday, March 30, 2008

Don't know much about ...

Quick, name the news organi- zation at which a 180-word AP pickup from a newspaper six time zones away is the third most super-important story of the day!!!

Aw, you peeked. Anyway, if you find the syntax of the Fox reefer a little confusing, here's how the AP quotes the chap in question:

"For the first time in history, we are no longer at the top: Muslims have overtaken us."

Wait, wait, wait. "First time in history." You mean you guys were in charge back when the locals had that little Passover dispute in Jerusalem, before we even knew whether we were supposed to call it AD or CE, and you still can't figure out who's entitled to be standing on which part of the steps up to Golgotha in the Church of the Holy Sep? Some Dan Brown-encircling conspiracy you are.

Anyway, that's between the AP and L'Osservatore. Why is this story, with its telling deictic pronoun, such a big deal at Fox? That's a bit of a longer story, to which we now return in hopes of having it in shape by the Tuesday night deadline (some of y'all may be looking at the same witching hour). Meanwhile, here's the link to the secret Vatican archives. See you Wednesday.

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Blogger Andy Bechtel said...

This reminds me of Pink Floyd:

Us us us us us us us....

... and them them them them them...

8:59 AM, March 31, 2008  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Or Tonto's immortal "What do you mean 'we'?"

11:28 AM, March 31, 2008  

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