March 12th, 2014


(no subject)

Some of the NYTimes's bad sentences are funny, some disheartening, and a few really verge on the dangerous. Rapid readers (and those who expect to see the sense they already are convinced of) might well be misled by this in today's online edititon:

"Ms. Feinstein has proved to be a bulwark for intelligence agencies in recent years: publicly defending the National Security Agency’s telephone and Internet surveillance activities, the C.I.A.’s authority over drone strikes and the F.B.I.’s actions under the Patriot Act against a growing bipartisan chorus of critics."

Are we not led to ask what actions under the Patriot Act the FBI took against a growing chorus of critics?