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September 14, 2004

ABC's The Note: CBS News Experts Say Their Concerns Were Ignored

The rats are abandoning the ship.

Not that these folks are rats, of course. These folks are doing the right thing (if a little bit later than I might have liked).

So I guess that metaphor doesn't work.

Let's try again:

The human passengers are abandoning the ship, leaving just the rats at CBS and the Boston Globe and the New York Times on the ship, and, shortly, we hope, after a more thorough scrutiny of the ship (actually the story), these rats (actually also human beings with ratlike qualities) will begin abandoning the ship (which, once again, is actually a metaphor for the story).

There.

That reads okay to me. It's "punchy."

UPDATE: This would seem to be a confirmation of the guess I made in the Dan Rather: Expert Shop-A-Holic post.

Assuming these experts were contacted before the story ran.


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