Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Faint Praise Watch

Stephen Glover on the press, a phrase that feels as if the rules of grammar require it to have "as if anyone gives a fuck" appended to it.

And yet, although [the new Berliner Observer] has spirited columnists such as Nick Cohen, and well-informed ones such as Andrew Rawnsley, one looks in vain to its heart for that old voice of principle and conviction, as well as intellectual distinction.

I am currently looking up "spirited" in the Dictionary of English Euphemism


Blogger Matthew said...

It does seem to imply he's not well informed. Then again being labelled 'well informed' by Stephen Glover is not praise.

1/18/2006 05:29:00 PM  

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