Ramblings from the Desert

The man who trades freedom for security does not deserve nor will he ever receive either. ~Benjamin Franklin

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Author of the urban fantasy novel, The Music of Chaos, and the paranormal romance, The Canvas Thief.

Saturday, July 16, 2005

Stupid Reporter Tricks.

As a grad student, I taught introductory physical science labs. It's no wonder that some of my worst students were journalism majors.

Just a quick perusal of the headlines shows two that suffer from a case of Screamingly Obvious.

Blair Decries Evil
As opposed to what? Blair gives Evil the thumbs up?

Oil-for-Food Probe Finds Mismanagement
Ya think? Really?

Bush Drops Hints on Supreme Court Choice
In this case the whole article sucks.
...Bush gave the nation several clues Saturday about the person he will nominate for a seat on the Supreme Court, except for the most important one — a name.

In his weekly radio address, Bush said his eventual nominee will be a "fair-minded individual who represents the mainstream of American law and American values."

His candidate also "will meet the highest standards of intellect, character and ability and will pledge to faithfully interpret the Constitution and laws of our country," the president said.

"Our nation deserves, and I will select, a Supreme Court justice that Americans can be proud of," he said, without revealing the name that many are anxious to hear.
Associated Press reporter Darlene Superville needs to look up the definition of the word "clue."
A fact or idea that serves as a guide or aid in a task or problem ~Oxford American College Dictionary

Bush's statements are so vague, Sherlock Holmes wouldn't have been able to sort out the mystery. If you don't have anything new to report, just say so.

Stupid report, no biscuit.

And Speaking of English Lessons...
The Poor Man is picking on some commentors.

Former President Bill Clinton is favoring illegal immigration, because he believes immigrants will help Social Security. Yeah . . . they will help out all right! ...help to bankrupt the fund!

Yeah . . . if there’s one thing that is going to drive SS into bankruptcy! …it’s more people working!

Yep. Me, mean spirited today. Tomorrow, happy, fluffy pictures of the yard 'n stuff.

Pat K.


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