Monday, March 26, 2007

"Some say..."

From last night's episode of 60 Minutes, in which Katie Couric interviewed John and Elizabeth Edwards:

Katie Couric:
Your decision to stay in this race has been analyzed, and quite frankly judged by a lot of people. And some say, what you're doing is courageous, others say it's callous. Some say, "Isn't it wonderful they care for something greater than themselves?" And others say, "It's a case of insatiable ambition."
Some say the use of blind quotes has no place in responsible, professional journalism. Some even say it is a major contributor to the decline in level of the discourse in this country. Because using the seemingly innocuous words "some say" is a way of not admitting it's actually Rush Limbaugh (or someone similar) who says this. It's also a way of asking questions of your own that you'd rather not admit you are asking. And some further say this permits the introduction of some really lame, biased questions into interviews such as the one Katie Couric conducted last night.

Aw heck--you know that "some" saying all those things in the paragraph above? Yeah, it really is me saying that stuff.

Huh. That wasn't really so hard to admit...