[Ads-l] Erdogan's "attempt frenzy"?

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Sun Jul 24 17:33:01 UTC 2016

"And he [Trump] has said he would not press President Recep TayyipErdogan of Turkey,a NATO ally who has suspended, detained or placed under investigation more than60,000 people in a post-coup attempt frenzy, to respect the rule of law."

The New York Times, Sunday July 24, editorial, "Trumpworld vs. Clintonworld."

"Attempt frenzy": maniacally flailing around trying unsuccessfully to accomplish something"?

Surely this should be "post-coup-attempt frenzy"?  Or even "post coup-attempt frenzy"?


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