Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Pedants' corner...

Sometimes hacks are so certain they know something, they don't even bother to check it.
The Times and The Telegraph both tip their bowlers to Rolling Stone magazine, referring to Goldman Sachs as being a "giant vampire squid".
Just one problem. The actual words used in the famous piece by Matt Taibbi were: "great vampire squid".
It's a small matter, admittedly, but I happen to notice these things. Taibbi's full (entirely fair) line on the investment bank, actually went: "A great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
City journalists should find the time to read him. The boy can write.

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