<!-- Begin meta tags generated by ORblogs --> </meta name="keywords" content="progressive, liberal, politics, government, edit, language, grammar, accuracy, honesty, clarity, world, news, media" /> </> <!-- End meta tags generated by ORblogs -->> Editor at Large: Response from the editor of NewsScan

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Response from the editor of NewsScan

Touchy, touchy, touchy. (Or is it touché, touché, touché?)

In response to our blog entry, "Maybe they will be able to afford a literacy course for headline writers," NewsScan Daily editor John Gehl wrote:

"With all due respect, you seem not to understand the distinction between being literate and being careful. Perhaps YOU are the one who needs to take a literacy class."

Perhaps. But before we enroll, please allow us to explain what we were trying to do. We were trying, however feebly, to point out the irony in the misspelling of "libraries"—those bastions of literacy—in your headline.

We are very sorry, Mr. Gehl, if our scoffing impugned either your literacy or your carefulness. From now on, we will try to ignore any irony we find in your very literate e-newsletter, NewsScan Daily (http://www.newsscan.com/).

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