Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A quantum of umbrage: Terminological precision

For the record, it is incorrect to refer to Romney's recent remarks to his top-dollar donors as "dog-whistling."

There was nothing "dog-whistle” about it. It was pitched right down there in the comfortable range of human hearing.

What it was, in fact, was a big old compressed-air boat horn, set off in a room that was supposed to be sound-proofed.

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