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Tue Oct 10, 2017, 02:26 PM

'New York Times' Corrects Trump for Claiming The Paper Set Up Bob Corker

Source: Mediate



by Ken Meyer | 1:21 pm, October 10th, 2017


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From the Times:

Far from being set up, Mr. Corker asked that I tape our conversation.

“I know they’re recording it, and I hope you are, too,” he said as two of his aides listened in on other lines, one of them also taping the interview.

As with most on-the-record discussion with an elected official, I was recording our conversation to ensure accuracy.

And after Mr. Corker got off the phone, his two aides made sure I had recorded the call. Like the senator, they wanted to ensure his extraordinary charges were precisely captured.



Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/print/new-york-times-corrects-trump-for-claiming-the-paper-set-up-bob-corker/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 03:55 PM

1. Anyone but Trump could see this a million miles out.

"F**king moron" does not do justice to this man's full on idiocy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 04:40 PM

2. Why the quotes around New York Times?

Was it really some other publication?

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 06:53 PM

3. Good question, as the title of the article on the Mediaite site

is this:
New York Times Corrects Trump for Claiming The Paper ‘Set Up’ Bob Corker

This inquiry sent me down a rabbit hole on the use of single vs double quotation marks. Oi vey.

Single Quotes or Double Quotes? It’s Really Quite Simple.
By Andrew Heisel

If you are an American, using quotation marks could hardly be simpler: Use double quotation marks at all times unless quoting something within a quotation, when you use single. It's different in the greater Anglosphere, where they generally use singles in books and doubles in newspapers. It's still pretty simple, but nothing so straightforward as here.

Yet some of us don't seem happy with what we've got. For several years now in teaching writing classes to college freshmen, I’ve noticed some students adopt another rule: double quotes for long quotations, single quotes for single words or short phrases. They'll quote a long passage from Measure for Measure accurately, but when they want to quote one of Shakespeare's words, a cliché, or some dubious concept like "virtue," they'll go with single quotes.

It took me a while to understand what was going on, but after thoroughly studying it I developed a rigorous explanation for this staggering decline in standards: kids today.

But then I looked up from their papers to find this usage in the manuscript of a friend's novel. Then I saw them in another friend's manuscript—this time, of an academic book. Then I turned to the Internet and they were everywhere—in a local news story, in a paper by a college professor, in a blog on social marketing, in a blog on the education system, on the website of the Children's Literacy Foundation. In each case, the same short/single, long/double quote rule was followed.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 07:04 PM

5. The words are italicized in the original story...

The italics cannot be duplicated on the DU subject line

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 08:33 PM

9. A title can be either put in italics or in all caps, i.e., NEW YORK TIMES. No quotes needed.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 06:59 PM

4. Another brick in one of Trump's many walls. This time to separate

citizens from traditional, fact-based journalism, which, while not infallible, has a lot going for it, especially in times like these.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Oct 10, 2017, 08:09 PM

6. Culpable Parties

Anyone who voted for this madman enabled this crazy man who requires a Daycare Center.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Wed Oct 11, 2017, 10:19 AM

7. Trump made a fool of himself to the world AGAIN!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:37 AM

10. Eh...he'll still be telling the white supremacists ,RW kooks and religious zealots on Friday

at their rally that Corker was set up and they'll eat it up along with Mexico paying to the wall.

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