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 Post subject: Caught in clause hell
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 2:04 pm 
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From the New York Times on the hubbub created in the Illinois Senate race. This is the third graph of the story:<p>According to court depositions unsealed Monday, Ryan, a Republican, who is challenging state Sen. Barack Obama, a Democrat, for the seat being vacated by Sen. Peter G. Fitzgerald, a Republican who is retiring, took his wife to sex clubs in New York, New Orleans and Paris in the late 1990s.


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 Post subject: Re: Caught in clause hell
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:17 pm 
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This ran in the NY Times? Geez....that's a terrible sentence. And I wonder why they didn't use the traditional Mr. (or Ms.?) to describe Ryan.


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 Post subject: Re: Caught in clause hell
PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2004 3:13 pm 
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Shameful. We can't be sure whose wife was taken to the sex clubs.


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 Post subject: Re: Caught in clause hell
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 1:50 am 
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<blockquote><font size="1" face="TImes, TimesNR, serif">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by Jamal:
And I wonder why they didn't use the traditional Mr. (or Ms.?) to describe Ryan.<hr></blockquote><p>The offending graph comes from the wire service version, in which the courtesy titles don't appear. But I check it with the Web site. Mr. was inserted. Some sanity amid the clauses was not.<p>Hopefully that explanation isn't repeated in coverage of his withdrawl.


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 Post subject: Re: Caught in clause hell
PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2004 2:42 am 
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A dirty secret of the newspaper industry is that stories often are rushed to wire services and Web sites before they get a thorough edit.<p>Trying to keep up with competitors on the Web while staffs shrink worsens the problem.<p>As for what gets into print: I was off whatever day whatever ugliness was published anywhere.<p>[ June 26, 2004: Message edited by: Wayne Countryman ]</p>


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