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America: Olbermann's Worst County in the World?

slammer88 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 1:43 PM
May want to check your headline...Counties and Countries are two different things.
Mag14 Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 4:55 PM
Sadly, Townhall doesn't seem to be able to attract a real copy editor. That's one thing - and the ONLY thing - I'll say for the New York Times; they're very serious about the form of their writing.
Roy323 Wrote: Aug 14, 2012 12:36 AM
Re NYTimes-"they're very serious about the form of their writing"--FORM-Yes; Content-NOT SO MUCH! That's why I canceled my long-time Sub--My Wife really misses the Cross-Word!
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Aug 13, 2012 3:00 PM
Blame it on an intern - if spell-check doesn't alert them to a mistake, most young people get in a hurry because they think they got it right the first time.

“A liberal,” Robert Frost said, “is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.” I’ve debated many liberals who clearly took sides…in favor of any antagonist the US might oppose. Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the UN, Jeane Kirkpatrick, described this as the worldview of the “blame America first” crowd.  The reflex is often acquired young.

I encountered it vividly some years back helping judge a school civics competition as a Colorado lawmaker. For part of their project, students from an affluent Denver suburb shared an “updated” Pledge of Allegiance: