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New York Times headline writer allergic to the word “liar”

Posted By admin On May 18, 2010 @ 7:45 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Boing Boing.net [1]
May 18, 2010

Connecticut Attorney-General Richard Blumenthal gave a speech to military vets in which he claimed that “I served in Vietnam.” However, Blumenthal “obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970″ and “anded a coveted spot in the Marine Reserve, which virtually guaranteed that he would not be sent to Vietnam. He joined a unit in Washington that conducted drills and other exercises and focused on local projects, like fixing a campground and organizing a Toys for Tots drive.”

The New York Times has an excellent story [2] on this.

But as John Naughton points out, the Times‘ headline writer didn’t get the memo. The story is headed “Candidate’s Words on Vietnam Service Differ from Reality.”

Euphemism, NYT-style [3]


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[1] Boing Boing.net: http://www.boingboing.net/2010/05/18/new-york-times-headl.html

[2] excellent story: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/18/nyregion/18blumenthal.html?th&emc=th

[3] Euphemism, NYT-style: http://memex.naughtons.org/archives/2010/05/18/11033

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