Saturday, August 21, 2004

Meta'Burger

What's the verdict on this article? Personally, I think anyone who uses the word "semaphore" in a news story, strained though the term "news" may be in this instance, should be drawn and quartered. Then again, he did manage to get "party-ing-est" into the New York Times.

UPDATE: Gawker is not amused, as well they shouldn't be.

3 Comments:

Blogger Les said...

What a lame attempt a Williamsburg. Granted, I'm no NYT writer, but come on! The writing sucked, the subject was vague and scatter-brained and there was very little substance to an article about some hipster guy and rents and his girlfriend and something about black market cigarettes.

Although I must agree that anyone who could sneak this into the Times definitely deserves some credit. Maybe we could get him a copy of Jayson Blair's book...?

August 22, 2004 at 4:16 AM  
Blogger Charles Foster Kane said...

So Mr. Brick's next article doesn't seem to be anwhere as controversial as the 'Burg piece. It's actually a decent little story. My vote is to cut the guy a little slack -- he's just a Metro reporter trying to impress his bosses and make a name for himself.

Maybe it's a weekend/week day thing... Still, he should be "held to account" for using "semaphore." My RW1 prof bitched me out for using "sanguine," which he called a "$10 word." In that case "semaphore" has to be worth a couple thousand bucks, at least.

August 24, 2004 at 1:58 AM  
Blogger Les said...

If only we could all cash in on that rather than exiting stage right after graduation and going directly to the end of the unemployment line behind the philosophy majors...

August 25, 2004 at 12:46 AM  

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