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Monday, January 12, 2009

Nitpickers' Lounge
That's what we need here and on other such blogs. A window to take a hard, close look at and then, get our claws into the 'meat' of some of our papers. Where the devil is the copy desk? Where have all the rewrite men gone?
Just when I said the TOI is slick with its copy, they give us a sentence like this (speaking of the Raju brothers) on the front page--"Though they are allowed to move freely inside the enclosure, they stayed put in their barracks and did not talk to anyone except prison officals that also (sic) when contacted." Two sentences later the story ends with--"at 7 p.m. on Sunday night, Srinivas Vadlamani, CFO of the Satyam was also admitted into the jail." Well, well, what do you make of that? On the front page in its two-column 'bottom', here's another one you could pick on--"Gilani's stand is expected because it would be politically suicidal for any Pakistani government to send over suspects."
More later....

2 comments:

Mohamed Taher said...

More later..., is what lies in suspense account.
Best wishes.

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