Tim Blair


New Criterion



Thursday, May 27, 2004
THROWING STONES through its glass walls, and then burying the stones, that's Auntie News's latest maneuvre, as observed by Slatts.
Yesterday morning, the ABC news site carried a report on George Bush's speech and in the intro sneered at the fact he had mispronounced Abu Graib prison three times. I commented adversely on this poor example of journalism in my web log and received several comments, one of which pointed out that ABC presenters don't pronounce it correctly either.
Anyway, I returned to the original news report this morning, to find it had been changed, with the mispronunciation sneer moved from the intro to paragraph four.

Encouraging, isn't it?