I saw what you did there!

September 1st, 2008

Political content of the article aside, when I see something like this in a NY Times Article, it raises some questions:

“The fact is, John McCain had a thorough search and made the decision to add Sarah Palin to the ticket because he believes” that she “will change America,” Mr. Schmidt said.

What was it that they had to replace with ‘that she’ in the middle of the quote? Was it just a bit of bad phrasing? If so why did they bail Mr. Schmidt out? I mean, it’s not likely to be something to make political hay out of. I just wonder. Did he say ‘Sarah Palin, divine goddess, my hope and inspiration’ and they just didn’t think it scanned? I want to know these things when they correct their source’s phrasing.

Truncheon Time

July 21st, 2007

It seems that the police, forgetting that these are not the 60s, and that tragically few people give a shit about poetry, set out to bust some dangerous insurgents of the Chicago poetry scene. The vagrant criminals? Publishers, notoriously the move vicious of the lot. I hear those guys will cut you for a ream of paper.

Best of Some Such or Other

December 15th, 2006

This is one of many best of lists you might see this year. Note how many entries from Knopf and Viking. Sometimes I wonder if some publishing houses just have good connections, but paying attention to what houses turn out books you like is usually quite a good idea. The ones that you think do good work are likely to have an editor worth trusting.

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