“Before 10 Russian agents were arrested, the Obama administration saw a prisoner exchange as a way to avoid undercutting an attempt to rebuild Russian-American relations”. WHAT?!
this is the first phrase of the first article in the first newspaper i read every day. since it’s the new york times (online), i expect to find there the most important things that happened to the world lately.
once more: “… a way to avoid undercutting an attempt to rebuild… “. this should be the news of the day. i keep reading it. brilliant. a way to ….
i could say, too, that ‘writing such a phrase is a way to avoid directly telling the readers that there’s actually nothing worth writing about’. but i can do better than that: ‘this is bullshit’.
in related news, many news websites are considering charging money for it. no longer free bullshit. this must be a way to avoid undercutting my attempt to pretend i’m informed while being fed with worthless crap supposed to be delivered by writing professionals. or delivered by supposedly professional writers. or whatever.
good luck with your subscriptions