Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Times copy editor Debbie Downer strikes again

By A.J. Liebling
Meta-Content Generator

The redoubtable Digby has complained on Twitter that the New York Times headline writers were rather downbeat about the historic nomination of Hillary Clinton:

But emphasizing the negative has been typical for Times copy editors for as long as we can remember.  Who can forget their D-Day headline?

All true, but really, couldn't they have been a little more upbeat about the greatest invasion in history?

And the moon landing?  It really was not the time for complaining, was it?

Even President Obama's inauguration set off the Times copy desk:

Can't the Times ever pretend to enjoy anything, people?

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