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    Taranto rules!

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    One Man's Harridan

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1895&e=3&u=/nm/20040611/us_nm/reagan_nancy_dc

    Check out this paragraph from a Reuters dispatch about Nancy Reagan:

    In the 1980s, she was the White House harridan, the power behind the throne criticized for her lavish spending and designer wardrobe and ridiculed for consulting astrologers to schedule presidential events.

    Reuters, of course, is famous for its refusal to call Osama bin Laden a terrorist, but it's perfectly willing to call Nancy Reagan a harridan without using scare quotes. Sometimes we wonder if the "reporters" who work for Reuters actually stick stuff like this into their dispatches in hope of gaining some small measure of fame when we mention it.
     

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