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Media Refuese to Interrogate Obama on his Chicanery

Davole Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:07 AM
Diana West - "Refuese" indicates that you may need to learn how to find and competently use a free spellchecker program!
TNLady Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:42 AM
Did you never made a typo?
I knew she meant refuses
Davole Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 12:56 PM
Texas Chris & TNLady -

Regarding "literary critique" - typos do happen, but professionally competent journalists usually bother to re-read their posts in order to minimize the possibility that a typo is blatantly evident in their comments, especially in a title!

Can you understand (change that word to feel) that?
Texas Chris Wrote: Mar 22, 2013 11:33 AM
Ahh, spelling, the last resort of the Grammar Nazi approach to literary critique.
sir aslan Wrote: Mar 23, 2013 5:41 PM
My English professor once told me I would make a good creative writer and encouraged me by telling me not to worry about grammar because even Shakespeare was terrible at grammar and yet he was one of history's greatest writers....

I found myself in a group conversation that included one of the more instantly recognizable media figures -- someone who personifies the phrase"mainstream media." Since this isn't something that happens every day, why not make the best of it? Why not ask this VIMP (Very Important Media Person) a question or two on the topics that I frequently criticize the press for not covering?

The problem was how to do so without unduly alarming the poor thing. My favorite kinds of questions might be distressing to VIMPs who never ask them, or even seem to think of them. I didn't want...