Friday, January 20, 2006

What's a couple of letters between friends?

Associated Press story in today's CJ begins, "Google Inc. is rebutting the Bush administrations demand for a peek at what millions of people have been looking up on the Internet's leading search engine..."

Really? Google is claiming the administration has made no such demand? Because as presented, that's what that sentence means. Of course the right word is "rebuffing." The only uncertainly is whether or not the AP got it wrong.

Nope.

Those wacky CJ copy editors are at it again. Oddly, the headline has the word "rebuff" in it.

A Google news search turned up 221 iterations of the story online with the phrase "Google Inc. is rebuffing the Bush" in use. How many with "Google Inc. is rebutting the Bush?" ZERO. I guess that Google is pretty smart if it knows better than to include stories in the TCJ in it's search results.

http://ap.cjonline.com/pstories/technology/20060120/3587558.shtml

Well, what's this? It's not wrong in the online edition? Nice segue to a future item...

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1 Comments:

Anonymous DH said...

Oh, if only we had W here to explain just what rebutting means...

9:55 AM  

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