January 15, 2012

quotes out of context

One example: the word “maintenance” seems like it should only have one “a” in it. It should be “maintenence,” right? But it’s not. So is it our job as reporters and editors to spell it correctly?

‘Corporations are people’? In this little figure of speech, wouldn’t that make Mitt Romney a metaphorical serial killer?

Arizona’s decision to sell off its state capitol to a private real estate company was perhaps the greatest drunken eBay transaction of all time, except in this case there was no booze involved, and the whole arrangement was justified on the grounds of austerity and small government.

So, Notre Dame could ignore discrimination laws on a theology professor, but not a calculus professor.

How many viewers will know, let alone appreciate, that many people once did prefer communism for aesthetic reasons?