In this morning's "humor" category, Robert Waldmann points out that David Brooks manages to get two of three names wrong in one sentence:
Robert's Stochastic thoughts: Two errors in One Sentence in the New York Times: Jonathan Zasloff notes
David Brooks [snip] comes up with this doozy:
All the habits of verbal thuggery that have long been used against critics of affirmative action, like Ward Churchill and Thomas Sowell, and critics of the radical feminism, like Christina Hoff Summers, are now being turned inward by the Democratic front-runners.
Ward Churchill? No, he's the nutcase University of Colorado professor who suggested that the victims of 9/11 were fascists. Brooks means to talk about Ward Connerly, the African-American businessman who sponsored Prop 209, California's anti-affirmative action initiative.
He neglects to mention that the critic of radical feminism is named Christina Hoff Sommers, as is shown by googling Christina Hoff Summers (that is of Germanic not Anglo Saxon ethnicity).
That's two errors in one sentence. No wonder the New York Times is our journal of record.
As Lady Bracknell does not say, "To get one name wrong in a sentence, Mr. Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to get two names wrong looks like carelessness." Nobody on the New York Times editorial staff reads the thing for mindos. That tells us something: Why oh why can't we have a better press corps?
Speaking of Ward Connerly, and to add a little more levity to the morning, here is Ward Connerly's "God bless the Ku Klux Klan!" video: