Thursday, February 18, 2010

What rough beast?

Surely there's something in one of the Geneva conventions that covers this. Five weeks after the earthquake, the Freep pulls out the stops with three days.

Of Albom.

In Haiti

It's the print version of American broadcasting's obsession with getting the anchor to the scene of the big story, with all the depth and nuance Albom brings:

They never had much.

But there was love.

And then the ground shook.

There isn't really much advice for the copy editor in this, because the copy editor is sort of like the undertaker who owes Don Corleone a favor: It's not going to be much fun, but it's too late to look for a way out.

At least there's something nice to say about the truncated home delivery schedule. There won't be a hard copy of Part 3 around the house to scare the kitties.


Blogger John Cowan said...

Well, at least the reference to vodoun as "superstition" should have been pulled, especially in an article that treats with some respect the blasphemous superstition of the missionaries that God somehow only hears prayers if they're in English. Vodoun is a religion, and if its adherents believe some nutty things as seen from an outside perspective, the same is true of all religions.

10:39 AM, February 18, 2010  

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