Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Unfair Practices

Damn Reporters

“One of our favorite political stories took place during Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign in 1964. A friend was standing outside a Goldwater rally when a woman burst from the room, tears streaming down her face. ‘Stop them!’ he heard her say. ‘Stop those reporters! They're writing down every word he’s saying!’”

—Cokie Roberts & Steven V. Roberts, syndicated columnists, “The Triumph of Tarp,” Feb. 26, 2014 (Thanks to alert WORDster Leslie Black)

• Editorial Comment: OMG.

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