as high than... in NYT

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 24 04:57:23 UTC 2011

So, how many NYT editors read ADS-L posts?

I should have taken a screenshot, but I did not think it to be
necessary. As it is, I cut-and-pasted the piece then added the
underlining, so the text appeared exactly as it was on the NYT site.


On 11/23/2011 6:51 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:37 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
>> One of the more complex numerical comparisons in the NYT--and one the
>> prescriptivist in me cannot stomach... [emphasis added]
>>> The number of Obama prospects deemed “not qualified” already exceeds
>>> the total number opposed by the group during the eight-year
>>> administration of Bill Clinton or George W. Bush; the rejection rate
>>> is _more_than_three_and_a_half_times_as_high_than_ under each of the
>>> previous two presidencies, documents and interviews show.
> Since revised to "more than three and a half times as high as it was
> under either of the previous two presidencies."
> --bgz

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