miliar with the situation.
“He had to go over there as an emergency reinforcement because the Post’s bureau in Beijing, in the words of one of my colleagues there, ‘imploded.’ It turns out that staffing your bureau so that two of the most senior positions are both females is not a great idea — particularly in a culture where women are not well-respected anyway.”
“One of the two decided to ‘go off someplace and find herself.’ The other became pregnant and took maternity leave, leaving no one in charge. So, Pomfret was drafted into service and sent to Beijing until the bureau could be stabilized. Virtually the entire expat news service community in Beijing knows about this, which is more than slightly embarrassing.”
“This is what happens when you make your hiring decisions based on political correctness rather than the realities of life on the ground in these harder targets for news organizations,” the source concludes. ‘abortion rights supporter(s)/advocate(s)’ and ‘abortion rights opponent(s)’ or derivations thereof (for example: ‘advocates of abortion rights’). It is acceptable to use the phrase ‘anti-abortion,’ but do not use the term ‘pro-abortion rights.’ ”
“Do not use ‘pro-life’ and ‘pro-choice’ in copy except when used in the name of a group. Of course, when the terms are used in an [audio clip] they should remain.”
— From an in-house memo to National Public Radio employees from Managing Editor David Sweeney.
Rod Blagojevich is not going to be framed or, uh, hung any time soon. The Illinois House has voted 85-23 to prohibit a portrait of a governor who is impeached and removed from office to be funded by the state. The legislation was aimed at Mr. Blagojevich, who was arrested and indicted on federal corruption charges. The measure now moves to the Senate for more debate.
“Why does the state of Illinois pay for any portraits?” asks state representative Bill Mitchell, Forsyth Republican.
Still, every Illinois governor has his portrait hung in the Capitol, including George Ryan, who is now in federal prison. Mr. Blagojevich’s image could still make it if someone coughs up the money. The price? Those regal oil portraits run about $25,000.