Do they still have editors over there? Scan this screenshot for grammatical errors and generally crappy writing. I count at least one problem per paragraph for the first four paragraphs of the piece.
Let’s take it one paragraph at a time:
The House unanimously agreed Saturday to provide back pay for hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal workers, but they showed no sign of ending the impasse that has forced much of the government to shut down.
Who are (is?) “they”? Is the House “they”? Admittedly, I’m being a little picky here — but for the lede of the article to contain a plural pronoun that refers to a singular noun, to me, is an indication of shoddy writing and editing.
And it gets better. Meaning worse.
Lawmakers faced steep political pressure to ensure that federal workers are paid when the shutdown ends. The bill now goes to the Senate, which also convened for an unusual Saturday session, but Democrats had no immediate plans to approve the approve the back pay bill.
“Approve the approve the back pay”? Who’s writing this, Jimmy Two Times?
“We’re trying to ease the pain here,” said zafter the House vote.
“Zafter the House vote” is my favorite Congressman.
The White House has signaled that it will not veto the bill, but Democrats have largely rejected the Republican strategy of trying to reopen selective parts of government, insisting they will accept only full funding of government operations.
Are we trying to reopen only “selective” parts of government? What does that mean? Are we trying to reopen, say, the Department of Justice Honors Program? I remember that was pretty “selective.”
(I think she meant “selected.”)
Layers and layers of editors!