Saturday, February 28, 2009

Chuckling copy edits the Times

From one of today's editorials:

By defining Negroes not as human beings but as beasts, the nation rationalized subjugation and cruelty — and justified laws that stripped them of basic human rights.
Should read:
By defining some people not as human beings but as...
The Times, in that context, demonstrates the same mindset as those they criticize, though, granted, not anywhere close to the same degree.