Saturday, July 25, 2009

Palin’s Resignation: The Edited Version

Palin’s Resignation: The Edited Version is a Vanity Fair piece where the magazine's editors wield their mighty pens in efforts to salvage the mess that was Palin's resignation speech.

The editor in me is really nostlagic for all these crazy editing marks in multi-colored pens. *Sigh*

Vanity fair quips:
"Just how poorly constructed was the governor’s holiday-weekend address? We asked V.F.’s red-pencil-wielding executive literary editor, Wayne Lawson, together with representatives from the research and copy departments, to whip it into publishable shape. Here is the colorful result."

My friend Jen explains:
"So, in what some could consider a passive aggressive attack, Vanity Fair has edited Sarah Palin's most recent speech. While the grammar and style corrections may seem humorous, the gregarious factual errors are simply shocking.

Moreover, it seems that Palin--or whatever ho-dunk kid with a working computer and printer wrote this speech--never learned the basic principles of good writing: be concise."

(From JenK )

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