...don't even ignore 'em.
-- Samuel Goldwyn

Tuesday, November 28, 2006


11/29/06 - A little rewrite:

NBC announced yesterday that it will hereafter refer to the turmoil in Iraq as a "civil war." The term joins the officially sanctioned list of television news words which is found pinned to the cubicle wall of every local news writer and editor in America. On local TV newscasts we can now expect to hear reports like the following:

"Horrific morning in traffic, right, Bob?"

"Right! As you can see from our bridge-cam, I-5 is a regular civil war of congestion this morning! I was devastated when I logged on this morning."

"Talk about a civil war, how about that school board meeting last night. This could change our lives forever!"

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