Thursday, May 06, 2010

No, but thanks for asking

What sort of story could be big enough to knock the Day of Prayer Controversy off the top of the Fox page? Have to be something like this:

Administrators at a California high school sent five students home on Wednesday after they refused to remove their American flag T-shirts and bandannas -- garments the school officials deemed "incendiary" on Cinco de Mayo.

Which you'd like to think of as the ideal Fox holiday, since -- I mean, isn't it about kicking French butt?
Special marks for the new use of "observers" in the prayer lede, though:

As observers celebrate the National Day of Prayer Thursday, a recent court ruling and Army decision to revoke an invitation to evangelist Franklin Graham has shrouded in controversy a day meant for reflection and prayer.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fox sez: "a day meant for reflection and prayer"

Meant by whom? Not by me, certainly, and probably not by millions of other hard-working Americans for whom it was a day at the office (factory/warehouse/store/etc.) like any other.

10:23 PM, May 06, 2010  
Anonymous raYb said...

"Observers" looks like a further evolution or devolution of English. Used to be celebrants was understood in a religious context. Now the weak vocabularies of people using the language in print makes it "people who celebrate" anything -- such as Cinco de Mayo?

8:01 AM, May 07, 2010  

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