Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Brevity: Wit

They say that "brevity is the soul of wit." If that's so, then for much of the day, the News Journal web site made Al Mascitti one of the wittiest men alive.

Al's column from today's paper -- NCCo's history of nepotism lives on at the expense of historic Glasgow -- was edited, apparently by the New Journal web site itself, to just:
"Nancy Willing can be forgiven for thinking the fix is in."
The site is back to normal this evening, offering the whole of Al's latest column. I'm thankful for that, but have to say that, to Al's credit, I got the point from just the title and the first sentence.

Maybe the News Journal web site is eager to exercise some editorial control?

1 comment:

Neil said...

Ha! Thats great.

Do you ever read the "letters to the editor" section? Pure comedy, day after day.

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