February 15, 2004
Freudian Slip?

Dreaded Purple Master (2/14, 9:06 AM) catches Yahoo News in an embarrassing grammatical error in the very first sentence of a story:

White House reporters pour over military records of President Bush that were released late evening Friday, Feb. 13, 2004.

Perhaps the problem is not so much pure ignorance as a mixture of ignorance and malice. After all, the grammar is correct if we supply a direct object for "pour". Whether the missing word would be "slime", "bile", "venom", or something to do with the contents of chamber pots cannot be determined, but it would certainly be something nasty.

Posted by Dr. Weevil at February 15, 2004 07:57 AM

Isn't the best interpretation that they were "pouring" intoxicating beverages to celebrate the blow they were going to deal, by misinterpreting the evidence, to the odious stupid half-chimp half-frat boy who had stolen the 2000 election? That would also explain their failure to understand how Bush was, once again, playing them for fools.

Posted by: Robert Speirs on February 16, 2004 10:50 AM