Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Show Me the Moonie!

Saw this on my brother's blog, a memo from a former colleague of his at the Washington Times (yes, the one owned by Sun Myung Moon, where Bill worked from 1989 to 1997), his successor's successor as copy chief, is making the rounds in the blogosphere:

From: Patrick Tuohy
Date: February 25, 2008 4:43:13 PM EST
Subject: Style changes


Here are some recent updates to TWT style.

1) Clinton will be the headline word for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.

2) Gay is approved for copy and preferred over homosexual, except in clinical references or references to sexual activity.

3) The quotation marks will come off gay marriage (preferred over homosexual marriage).

4) Moderate is approved, but centrist is still allowed.

5) We will use illegal immigrants, not illegal aliens.


(Be sure to read what my brother has to say about No. 3 here.)

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