Washington Times Updates Style Guide Over Gay Marriage And Immigrants

I do not think I have ever mentioned The Washington Times on my blog before.  The paper is just too conservative, but more importantly less than objective in the way they report the news.  I guess there might be something also about the paper being founded and owned by Rev. Sun Myung Moon that makes me less inclined to read it.  But today there is news to report in how the paper will write news stories.  Salon writes that “the quotation marks will come off gay marriage (preferred over homosexual marriage.)”

Also “Gay is approved for copy and preferred over homosexual, except in clinical references or references to sexual activity”

It is a small step to be sure, but a nasty habit that is now gone from the paper.  In addition there will be a style change to another issue that confronts the nation. 

“We will use illegal immigrants, not illegal aliens.”

One still must ask why these types of changes took so long.  We can only applaud the new executive editor John Solomon.

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Democratic Superdelegate Endorsement List

The daily news from the Democratic presidential campaigns over the all important fight for delegates and superdelegates is just remarkable to watch.   This week when Congressman John Lewis made a gut wrenching decision it was among the big stories of the day.  I really felt his angst when I heard him explain his rationale.  I have long respected the man for his service to the big goals of our nation.

There is a fantastic site devoted to the daily news of the upcoming Democratic Conventionthis year, which includes the intrigue and passion of gathering the superdelegates.  Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama understand very well how to orchestrate the moves, and therefore one needs a scorecard to keep track.    2008 Democratic Convention Watch is a must read. And as such it has also been added to my blogroll.

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