Associated Press Seems As Ungrammatical, Angry As Ever

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    by directorblue @ Doug Ross Journal blog gives us this same of grammatical expertise:

    Read more @ Doug Ross @ Journal: Associated Press Seems As Ungrammatical, Angry As Ever
     
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    Bet you wish you could delete this thread, huh? Too late.

    Where's the grammatical error? "were agree"? That's it? I'd call that a typo, missing the letter D. I would have run the word longstanding as a single word rather than hyphenated, but that's a matter of style. But what do I know about grammar, except I used to edit a newspaper.

    It's hard enough to read this reprint with all the editorial drive-by shooting commentary (apparently there was a gadfly buzzing around the typebars), but that's all I see as far as grammatical questions.

    So .... wtf is the point of this thing?

    Do you think this blogger understands the difference between grammar and content? I ask because the only points he made were entirely on content, except that he seems to have got [sic] for Christmas.

    And is this the intellectual level of your reading list? If so I suggest you aim a bit higher, as this is very nearly sewer level. That must stink.
     
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    Much has been said about Al Gore's sale of his dying network to Al Jaazera but if you have been a victim of Yahoo mail's AP headlines in the last ten years it seems that the once venerable Associated Press has merged with Al Jazeera a long time ago.
     
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    AP Scrubs ‘Muslim’ from Obama’s Self-Referential Joke

    April 30, 2013 By Robert Spencer

    Warner Todd Huston reported at Breitbart Monday that “in some of its reports on Saturday night’s White House Correspondents Dinner (WHCD), the Associated Press failed to include one of President Obama’s own gags.”

    Obama said: “These days I look in the mirror and have to admit, I’m not the strapping young Muslim Socialist that I used to be.” But, noted Huston, “in one version of the night’s story (as seen at Huffington Post, Time Magazine, Breitbart Wires, the Ottawa Citizen, and The Columbian to name a few), the AP’s Bradley Klapper forgot one part of the President’s joke,” reporting his words as “I’m not the strapping young Socialist that I used to be,”

    Why? Did they think it had too much of a ring of truth?

    Why did some editors at AP or at the publications that picked up the AP story think it necessary to run interference for Obama on this point?

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    AP Scrubs ?Muslim? from Obama?s Self-Referential Joke | FrontPage Magazine
     

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