Tuesday, 17 July 2007


In a surprisingly non-partisan op-ed piece in Tuesday's Herald, Gerard Henderson attacks the current journalistic sport of trying to catch politicians in an "embarrassing" failure of memory, in this manner: "Can you name all of the Senate candidates of your party from [some_random_State]? Your time starts now ...".

There has been a certain amount of this lately, and it serves no respectable purpose. It should just stop.

1 comment:

Hecta said...

Hear hear. I really liked that article.
I am realising, however, that I've become very lazy with name (and word) retrieval - J is using 'thingamy' frequently and I think I know where he learnt it.