Wednesday, January 06, 2010

A stitch in time

Killing people, by whatever means, is just the terrorist's method. The goal is to disrupt, to strike fear, to sew discord among the enemy.

Ahem. Considering that over at the columnist's home paper it's "sow discord," we seem to have a case of Editing Fail on our hands here. Or perhaps sewn into our underthings.

Why -- on a slightly broader topic -- is a paper in North Carolina running a pedestrian, thoroughly unoriginal column by an edpage writer from Kansas City? Possibly because it looks so good next to the malevolent yappings of Michael Gerson, the ex-speechwriter now providing "balance" to the center-right zealotry of the WashPost opinion pages. That points to an ongoing problem with American journalism. The privilege of opining is based on almost anything except the quality of the opinions.



Blogger Doug said...

Don't forget the missing apostrophe on bull's-eye, too.

11:09 AM, January 06, 2010  
Anonymous mangosteen benefits said...

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12:42 PM, January 13, 2010  

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