Will The Washington Times under its new editor John Solomon (late of the Washington Post) remain DC's "conservative" newspaper? Here are some new style rules:
"Hillary" must be called "Clinton" when she merits a headline. (By golly, this is a Serious newspaper, and Hillary, I mean, Clinton is a Serious senator....)
There is to be no further use of stylistic markers indicating political and cultural controversy over same-sex marriage.
And, most indicative of the new PC, the paper has determined that the untold millions of "illegal aliens" flouting this nation's laws (and effectively transforming an English-speaking people into a Spanish one) deserve a significant euphemistic promotion: From hereon in, such "illegal aliens" are to be reported on as "illegal immigrants." What strikes me about the implication of such a name change, of course, is that only a little red tape separates such "immigrants" from legality.
Here, via Congressional Quarterly's Ground Game blog (via Michelle Malkin):
From: Patrick Tuohy email@example.com
Date: February 25, 2008 4:43:13 PM EST
Cc: Patrick Tuohy firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Style changes
Here are some recent updates to TWT style.
1) Clinton will be the headline word for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
2) Gay is approved for copy and preferred over homosexual, except in clinical references or references to sexual activity.
3) The quotation marks will come off gay marriage (preferred over homosexual marriage).
4) Moderate is approved, but centrist is still allowed.
5) We will use illegal immigrants, not illegal aliens.