#ThinkBeforeYouWrite

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This was the lead in a Roll Call story posted yesterday evening:

“It’s a tale as old as time: From the moment a high-profile terrorist suspect is snagged, the partisan fight is renewed over whether terrorism suspects belong in the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba.”

Really? As old as time? 9/11 was only 13 years ago. Hardly as old as time. And no editor caught this?

I know English is hard, but it’s not that hard.


Tom Pfeifer is the managing partner and chief strategist for Consistent Voice Communications. Reach him at Tom@YourConsistentVoice.com.

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One response to this post.

  1. I think some reporter had just watched “Beauty and the Beast” and the lyrics were still stuck in their head.

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