Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (New York Times)
Posted Oct 13, 2003 19:13 UTC (Mon) by StevenCole
In reply to: Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (New York Times)
Parent article: Copyright Lawsuit Is Turnabout for SCO (New York Times)
I'm sure you're right about all that. CBS News is probably careful to phrase things in just the right way to weasel out in court. Some of the "transducers" which Rather's report implied never existed happen to be sitting on my desk at work. The rest are stored about 50 ft. away. But since CBS never outright stated their non-existence, they can squirm away.
Another curious Rather-ism: When Microsoft announced that it would be shutting down chatrooms worldwide since it could not properly monitor them, Dan's spin was that Microsoft will be even more profitable since the chatrooms did not provide a revenue stream. That was presented as an unqualified fact, not even as the opinion of a Microsoft spokesman. But subtle word choices like should or may may keep them out of the position of touting stock.
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