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GUEST,jts BS: A Small Start But Significant, US Election (107* d) RE: BS: A Small Start But Significant, US Election 06 Nov 09


"From: meself Date: 04 Nov 09 - 02:37 PM

It was not a "stupid" choice of a name - it was an unfortunate choice. How on earth were they supposed to know - and why should they have known - about the alternate meaning? I think it speaks well of them that they did not know..........."

Yes it was a stupid choice of names. They were creating a "brand" for their organization and neglected to see if if that "brand" was already in use ore in any way tainted. The fact that Fox news people did not have their producers check on this term and that US congress people did not have their aides check on it before using it was, indeed, stupid.

You could quibble and call them lazy, ignorant, stubborn, pig headed or just bandwagon jumpers, but really, stupid is as valid as any descriptor for that choice of names.


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