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Thursday, April 28, 2005

Match the Columnist to the Column

Both New York Times op-edders Tom Friedman and Maureen Dowd wrote about the Bolton UN nomination in Wednesday's paper. One column was a collection of sarcastic quips and barbs presented in a poetically pissed off way. The other was an earnest discussion of the state of the UN, clumsily expressing frustration with the Republicans, and offering a completely unrealistic alternative choice for ambassador.

Which columnist do you think wrote which column?

I fully recognize people get into patterns of writing a certain way, but this seemed an especially glaring example, especially with the two of them dealing with the same topic in their own special ways on the same day. Perhaps to keep myself out of a similar rut I should try to write occasional blog posts in other writing styles.