April 8, 2005

"Incoherent text."

Great story (via Instapundit):
The French government has destroyed 162,000 copies of the EU constitution because the phrase "incoherent text" was printed on a page by mistake.
Reminds me of the great old "More Mush From the Wimp" -- which is fun to think about with Jimmy Carter back in the news. An editor's too-true comment makes the final edition.

1 comment:

Gerry said...

I don't mean to be harsh on the Powerliners-- I think they do good work, and I generally agree with them on the issues.

But they have let their partisanship show a bit more than they should, not because there is any crime in coming from one side of the aisle or the other, but because some effectiveness in convincing the unconvinced is lost with too much partisan vigor.

Case in point- they made a big deal of the media bias shown by the story that was accidentally published having a placeholder for a positive quotation about the Pope (something along the lines of "Need a quote from a supporter here."

The Carter headline shows that happens both directions. Perhaps more against the right, but perhaps not-- and certainly that it does has not been proven.