On Monday, The Globe and Mail reluctantly (and rather confusingly) acknowledged another little attribution problem in a column by Margaret Wente. Below are sections from Tuesday’s (remarkably similar) column. Questions posed earlier apply; leaving aside the fact that readers are now being asked to fork over money for online content, would a student get away with this?
Yesterday: The world needs more America, not less.
Today: …the world needs more America, not less…
Yesterday: Raghida Dergham, columnist for the Lebanese newspaper …"...leading from behind really becomes a problem...”
Today: “Leading from behind really becomes a problem,” said one prominent Lebanese journalist…
Yesterday: And so even though Syria has turned into a bloodbath, don’t expect Western intervention any time soon…Mr. Assad has already slaughtered 40,000 of his countrymen and there is no end in sight.
Today: They are wringing their hands over Syria, where Bashar al-Assad (who was recently celebrated as an unusually enlightened dictator) has massacred 40,000 of his own people.
Yesterday: The ultra-hawkish U.S. Senator John McCain said he feels “ashamed” that his country isn’t intervening more forcefully in Syria. Representatives of Syrian democracy groups say they feel “abandoned.”
Today: John McCain, the hawkish U.S. senator, said he is “ashamed” that Washington hasn’t intervened. Syrian democracy groups said they feel abandoned.
Yesterday: Four years ago, no one foresaw the Arab Spring, or predicted that Islamism would be on the rise around the Middle East.
Today: Idealists around the world cheered on the Arab Spring and watched it blossom into the Great Islamist Awakening.
Yesterday: As Peter MacKay, Canada’s Defence Minister, proclaimed, “There is a higher calling on democracies…” In practice, though, the democracies are slashing their defence budgets.
Today: NATO allies are also slashing defence budgets. Peter MacKay, Canada’s Defence Minister, may talk nobly about the “higher calling” for countries such as ours.