[Ads-l] Another disappeared hyphen

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Nov 1 13:49:09 UTC 2015


At least they didn't charge the politicians with desiring either to soft-petal or to soft-peddle police misconduct.

LH

> On Nov 1, 2015, at 8:31 AM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
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> "On Monday, the New York Times Editorial Board denounced critics of the Black Lives Matter movement and other  anti-police brutality activists, arguing that “this kind of public scrutiny is all to the  good” and that politicians who challenge it seem to “want to soft-pedal or even ignore police misconduct while attacking the people who expose it or raise their voices in protest against it.”
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> This surely is not "activists for brutality against police".
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> From "Chris Christie doubles down on Black Lives Matter claims", by  Caitlin Dickson, Yahoo News/Politics, Oct 31.
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> Joel
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