Broadcast journalism

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Apr 5 16:13:33 UTC 2010

Just for the record--there are 767 hits (39600 raw) for {obama
wrecked-havoc} and only the two I cited refer to something Obama
actually said. The rest are various pontifications on Obama's presidency
that AFAICT don't cite this word to an Obama quotation.


On 4/5/2010 12:09 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> I could swear I heard Obama say "wrecked havoc" in one of his speeches
> last week.
> Yup! Sure enough, it was there:
> Both start out with the same paragraph in the first post, but they
> diverge from there.
> The second one is more interesting. One detour gets into the "upper
> crust" pet peeve. Then the same poster (the one who started the thread
> in the first place) does a mea culpa because he finds that Webster
> lists pronunciation for both "wreck" and "wreak" as sometimes similar.
> And fun was had by all...
>     VS-)
> On 4/5/2010 11:36 AM, Bill Palmer wrote:
>> Charlayne Hunter Gault on NPR this morning reported on the death of a =
>> "violence-proned" white supporter of apartheid.
>> The inspector general (?) of the Church of Scientology, during a CNN =
>> interview last week, denied being the "perpetuator" of any crime.
>> Bill Palmer

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