http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/424102/returning-copy-desk-briefly-kevin-d-williamson This is a glorious exhibition of writing by a New York Times writer. A National Review editor identified a few errors and shortcomings, and sent the marked up copy back to the old gray lady. The paper's editors and management should be ashamed for accepting the submission. This rubbish writing style pervades the print media today. Is there no pride in one's work any more? My wife and I cringe when we see such poor writing and copy editing. For ~30 years my wife was an award-winning writer, copy editor, and paginator for a local paper (50k circulation). I wrote monthly columns for a USA magazine (9 yrs) and then an Australian magazine (8yrs), an international annual media reference (6 yrs), short pieces for a monthly Times-Life newsletter (2 yrs) and a feature article for the Sunday New York Times. And I wrote for two business management series publishers (Auerbach and Faulkner) for 7 years. Who were the editors that were the toughest on me? The Time-Life staff sormetimes requested two or three rewrites to clarify material and make the pieces tighter. I have never forgotten those lessons, and I thank them to this day. FWIW, I do admit to occasional errors due to the silly autocorrect in this tablet. I don't always catch the substitutions that sneak in.