Friday, July 10, 2009

YES, THE BV IS NOT PERFECT BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE A STAFF OF PROFESSIONAL EDITORS

(Originally said "do not" because poetic justice is alive and well)

A Lot or Allot ?

A lot (two words) is an informal phrase meaning "many." It can take an adjective, for example, "a sizeable lot."

Example: Karl needed a lot of time for the job.

Alot does not exist as a word.

http://englishplus.com/grammar/00000175.htm

Most mornings, unless someone brings my paper in from the driveway I do not look at it. Of late I have been thinking about subscribing to the San Antonio newspaper. I do enjoy reading it while in SA. This morning I decided to retrieve the Herald from my driveway, like the good dog I be.

I love the voice of the people. I do not know if people have just stopped submitting letters to the editor or if the Herald has stopped printing the voice of the people. While turning to the editorial page I noticed ALOT printed as the header for the blind editorial.

I wish I could say the Herald is by itself as the face of failed journalism - it is not.

We have a mess in Honduras which could put Honduras back into civil war and the US press cannot seem to find it within their limit skills to ask the simple question. Were the events in Honduras in compliance with Honduran law? They can find some nobody to talk for hours about Michael Jackson, but no one to speak to the legality of the events in Honduras.
 

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go Herald!

Anonymous said...

NPR has covered Honduras.
Cable TV news? They are on all day, and they only cover 5 or 6 stories. They are probably profit maximizing by saving money on coverage.
... No fun for a news junkie.