Tuesday, August 14, 2007

An odd case of editing

This was something I noticed a while back an is indicative of the propensity on the right to deny reality. Here JWR acts like the Orwell's Ministry of Truth on a George F. Will column.

Here's the JWR version

Now here is the version published at the Washington Post.

Notice how the name Ronald Reagan is nicely edited out by JWR so Will's recounting of Reagan's distinctly unconservative record as governor of California doesn't appear. Well it does but it just ends with Reagan's name edited out which makes Will's whole digression senseless. Anyway, very Orwellian.

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