Patterico's Pontifications

3/9/2004

WANTED: COMPETENT EDITOR

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 8:31 pm

This story in today’s Los Angeles Dog Trainer places the following quote smack-dab on the front page:

“The principal of democracy is every vote should count. That’s why we need a better election system,” said Henry Brady, a political science professor at UC Berkeley and an expert on voting systems.

I think we need a better edjookashun system. Then we can worry about the election system.

Between editors who don’t understand the basic “principals” of grammar, and the ones who mangle opera reviews with their reflexive P.C. changes, I sense that there may be a job opening at the Dog Trainer in coming days. . .

BEAR FLAG LEAGUE REVIEW

Filed under: Bear Flag League — Patterico @ 8:24 pm

Blogger Baldilocks has a roundup of posts from California’s conservative league of bloggers, the Bear Flag League. The roundup is in two bite-sized chunks. Here are Part One and Part Two.

A PRIMER ON HOW TO READ THE LOS ANGELES TIMES — LESSON THREE: BEWARE OF OPINIONS ATTRIBUTED TO “CRITICS” OR “SOME” OR “MANY”

Filed under: Dog Trainer — Patterico @ 6:32 am

Today is Lesson Three in my primer on reading the Los Angeles Times without succumbing to its liberal bias. (The first two installments can be found here and here.) Today’s installment will likely be the final installment for a few days. So much bias, so little time.

Today’s tip: Beware of opinions attributed to “critics” or “some” or “many.”
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