Regular readers know that I have little regard for the New York Times. But I assumed that, no matter how misguided the paper’s politics might be, it did have some standards relating to grammar and punctuation. So I was astonished to see this, on the front page of the Times’ web site:
My fifth-grade teacher, Miss Klock, would be spinning in her grave, except that she was a Republican and probably never had much faith in the Times in the first place. The reporters evidently knew better; here is how their piece begins:
The celebrity-seeking couple who sneaked into a state dinner this week came face-to-face with President Obama and his wife, Michelle, the White House said Friday in a disclosure that underscored the seriousness of the security breach and prompted an abject apology from the Secret Service.
What’s next? “Me and her went to the mall” in the Washington Post?
UPDATE: As usual, we get results. The Times was shamed into making the correction: