[Ads-l] WSJ vs. Trump on "I('d)"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 17 07:39:38 UTC 2018


Does that really make sense, quoting President Trump in a false manner? How
do you do that?

On Tue, Jan 16, 2018 at 10:41 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> Apologies if someone has already posted to the list on this; if so, I
> missed it.
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/14/us/politics/trump-wall-
> street-journal-fake-news.html
> PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump on Sunday morning ratcheted up a
> dispute with The Wall Street Journal, accusing the newspaper of purposely
> misquoting him as saying in an interview that he has a good relationship
> with the leader of North Korea.
> In two tweets from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., the
> president applied a familiar denigrating term — “fake news” — to a Journal
> report on Thursday that said Mr. Trump had boasted during an interview: “I
> probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong-un. I have
> relationships with people. I think you people are surprised.”
> Mr. Trump insisted that he had actually started his sentence with the
> contraction “I’d,” not “I,” which would change the meaning from a
> surprising boast of an existing relationship into a prediction that he
> could have a good relationship with the dictator if he wanted it.
> Mr. Trump’s attack came hours after Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White
> House press secretary, posted on Twitter what she called the “official
> audio showing WSJ misquoting @POTUS.” She also posted an image with the
> words “FAKE NEWS” in a bright red banner and saying: “THE WALL STREET
> ===========================
> Apparently the analysts have not yet determined the presence or absence of
> the mood indicator.  When I read the Times piece, I figured Mark Liberman
> is (or would be) on the case, and I was right.
> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/nll/?p=36251
> LH
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