[ by Charles Cameron — a DoubleQuote catches some WaPo weaseling with words ]
This is a day or two late, but I’ve been sick, so here you go:
It was David Auerbach who pointed out via Twitter that the Washington Post had changed its headline from an unseemly to a more seemly version:
DoubleQuote! — in fact, DoubleTweet! since WaPo still has its original tweet announcing its Wonkblog article, and also a revised version:
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 27, 2016
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) June 28, 2016
Somehow, Washington the Post and We the People are not coterminous, although together they make for a nice alliteration. Government of the people, by the people, for the people is less convincing when some things just shouldn’t be decided by the people, ne?
Forget Plato for a moment — what would Socrates say?