Analysis or stenography?

Date: Fri, Jun 22, 2007 at 3:36 PM
To: New York Times News Desk, New York Times Foreign Desk

To the Editors,

I noticed that In the 957 words that made up Helene Cooper's June 21,
2007 article "U.S. Is Urging Blair to Be Lead Mideast Envoy", there
was no mention of the phrase "Gordon Brown" nor indeed "next Prime
Minister of Britain".

Perhaps analysis is no longer germane to the practice of journalism
and we are all mouthpieces to hubristic blather?

Or perhaps an editing error caused a modicum of relevance to be
deleted from the article? Is this news?

Please advice on the matter. Observers are worried.

Really! I expect better from both the reporter and the editors.

Koranteng Ofosu-Amaah
Koranteng's Toli - the blog edition