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Mark Spahn

What does the dashed phrase "-- no small challenge for modern media --" in the last quote add to this editorial? It is an assertion that it would be difficult for modern media to say and do everything. Was anybody questioning this? "All" is, after all, a very, er, all-encompassing concept. Why did the editorial writer insert this phrase? It says something nearly tautological that no one disputes.
-- Mark Spahn (West Seneca, NY)


Mark, frankly, I think that the writer didn't express himself well. My guess is that what he really intended to say was that having due diligence in reporting today is "no small feat."

But - as you rightly point out, that is not what the words mean, as they were written.

Lo, how the mighty have fallen........

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