Skip to comments.Anonymous NYT Editorial: "Senior Officials" Sounds Like Reporter Jargon
Posted on 09/06/2018 1:31:37 PM PDT by PJ-Comix
One thing that sticks out to me reading the anonymous editorial in the New York Times is that it doesn't sound like a government official wrote it. The big "tell" is the use of the term "senior officials" in one form or similar at three points in the body of the editorial. Do regular people write like that? Not really but you know who does? Reporters.
Think about it. How often do you see reporters using the term "senior officials" when writing on background? It is fairly frequent. In contrast how often do high level officials in the government refer to each other as "senior officials?" It more of a journalistic term which would not normally be used outside of journalism.
Bob write it
Sounds just like his book
You make a great point.
My thought as well.
That is my thought, exactly. BW’s book is coming out and the anonymous source’s op-ed agree with each other. Sounds like collusion to me.
Settled so far:
* The traitor might not be a “he.” Word from the NYT was that the woman who posted the tweet didn’t know whether the rat was a he or she.
* The traitor might not be a department head despite use of the phrase, “senior official.”
Maybe NYT snagged the pizza delivery boy servicing the White House tours as their insider.
I hope the Unabomber case profiler, James Fitzgerald, is brought into this to analyze the writing of “Anonymous.” I wouldn’t be surprised if he also notices “senior officials” as a tell that it was authored by a reporter.
I agree- there’s too much of a “coincidence” with the publishing/murdering of the trees by the Woodward book and the timing of this “editorial”.
They are LARPing this to try and create discord and distrust among Trump and the staff. In a Democrat Administration, where everyone is willing to stick a knife in anyone elses back to climb another rung on the ladder, this may very well have worked.
This has “FAKE NEWS!” written all over it, as does the attempts today to reinforce the narrative, like the article I just posted from Useless Today’s Susan Page.
Remember, they MUST drive Trump’s negatives up to have any chance to win the house, save the Democratic Party, and stop Trump’s destruction of the filling-their-own-pockets-with-taxpayer-money schemes.
In this day and age nothing anonymous can be considered true. Media promotes propaganda over truth anymore. Use to be they reported the truth and the editor have his opinion. Now no one reports they just editorialize.
The traitor might not be a department head
This doesn’t look like it was written by a bureaucrat to me. They write in a stale, mechanical, memo like style.
The op ed was crafted to be a persuasive piece. It has a well structured flow along the lines of an article that a seasoned reporter would write.
I think senior officials is simply the reporter hiding some actual reference that the author wrote. The reporter put in or suggested the term Senior Officials to hide actual names.
All fake news all of the time.
Isn’t there plagiarism software that could be run? It might expose someones Iambic pentameter.
I have an additional take on it, PJ. To me, it had the sound of a liberal trying to write from a conservative’s perspective, but getting it all wrong because a lib’s perspective of what a conservative is all wrong.
I won’t be surprised if it is a recently demoted Times reporter trying to claw his way back from journalism Siberia.
Have to have both samples for comparison
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