fleshing the press

From: Damien Broderick (d.broderick@english.unimelb.edu.au)
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 17:30:36 MST

Another day, another interview in a newspaper, and same old, same old spin.
Here are some fragments from the latest small piece in a Melbourne paper:

truly terrifying
you would prefer to disbelieve
potential to go frighteningly wrong
freely admits he spends much of his time either in the library or on the

I lerrrrv that `freely admits'. He reads! He thinks! It's sickening, it's a
filthy habit, but at least he has the minimal grace to *freely admit it*.

I was hoping that I could persuade this young journo woman to go in the
direction of

wildly optimistic

Ah well. Try again.


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