Thursday, June 12, 2008

Our fulsome media

An unacknowledged email to the Toronto Star

Re Why apology matters to us all, Editorial, June 11, 2008

You write that the "aboriginals have long sought . . . an unequivocal and fulsome apology." Unequivocal, yes. Fulsome, never.

An unacknowledged email to CBC radio

Re five o'clock report, June 11, 2008

Your reporter (name charitably deleted) has just informed us that the Prime Minister delivered a "fulsome" apology. That's the word he used. Don't fret, he's in good company. The lead editorial in today's Toronto Star made the same error. Does no one in the media own a dictionary?

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