Sunday, October 09, 2005

DMR editorial writers live a wedgie: Center? Regret? What?

Sunday's front-page DMR editorial has to be the most irrelevant editorial that team has ever written. And I think we can all safely assume that we are to mark it down in the "COA" (cover our asses) category of editorial writing.

The thing that makes it so funny is Paul Anger's insipient quote lifted from Ralph Gross's commentary published in the CJR and republished in the September 22 Cityview. And it goes...

And what was the thinking when, on Oct. 27, 2004, the Register endorsed a congressional candidate whom the editorial page had described less than a month earlier as "a national embarrassment"? Anger said the rationale was to "move the editorial page more to the center."
And so, as a mea culpa, placement on the front page of the Sunday DMR is brilliant, we'll give you guys that much.

What are you saying this was the last piece of trash to clean up after Anger left the Register?

Nice connection between all those events (the CJR article, the Anger comment and the current retraction of King's endorsement).

Which makes me ask, why wasn't this editorial printed in the "Corrections" section of the paper.
Very funny, I think it would have been great if the DMR editorial team approached it with some humor.
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