Semi-Daily Journal Archive

The Blogspot archive of the weblog of J. Bradford DeLong, Professor of Economics and Chair of the PEIS major at U.C. Berkeley, a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (New York Times Edition)

How long before the New York Times comes to its senses?

No More Mister Nice Blog: COLONIZED MINDI found the following sentence in The New York Times's new political blog, The Caucus, in a post from late yesterday afternoon:

Following the president's spooling out of a freedom agenda this week, Adam Nagourney and Carl Hulse did a spot survey of Republicans, some of whom stressed that they intend to keep their distance from the president and instead want to campaign on local issues.

The president's spooling out of a freedom agenda"? Say what?It's a small thing, but if you regurgitate a phrase like "freedom agenda" without quote marks, they've got you just where they want you -- you can't distinguish party propaganda from plain English.

Why not just reprint White House press releases?


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