A Peek Behind the Journalistic Curtain

by John Derbyshire

A newspaper editor’s worst nightmare is that his scribbled instructions to journalists (“insert usual blather abt need 2 fix schools etc …”) might end up in the finished copy.

It happened last week on Britain’s National Health Service website. A job ad for an anesthetist included the line:

Usual rubbish about equal opportunities employer etc …

The mishap has caused much mirth on the British corner of the internet …

[K — in a rush here, pls fill out with usual vent abt PC bullying etc …]

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