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On ellipses dots

I suggest that all documents, websites, etc. should be required to footnote the removed text of any ellipses dots. It just seems to me that too many times we see a quote taken totally out of context that has the familliar … in it. What was deleted? Why didn’t you think that it was valid to your argument? I’d like to be able to do inlined fact checking on such quotes. With the rigorous citing styles that we hold so dear, why aren’t such quotes held in equal regard? Here’s an example of what I’m talking about. Note where they quote “‘it would be almost impossible to make a political decision in the Justice Department. … If that happened we would read about it in the paper.'” Now, I’m no knight of the right, but I’d like to know what they cut out. Inquisitive minds want to know, and such.

Anyway, that’s my rant for tonight. Talk to your congress person and such.

Catch y’all later.

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  1. Mom
    January 20th, 2009 at 21:56 | #1

    I am so proud that you are using “y’all” and spelling it correctly. One of the good things from your Texas heritage. But can you properly drawl it ?!

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