Jan 202008

The Wall Street Journal puts three reporters to work on a 1300-word lead article for its weekend edition titled, “Bush, Democrats Spar on Stimulus.” And in all that controversy, those three did not find a way to use the word “permanent” even once.

The article had this sentence, “Market observers suggested Mr. Bush’s comments disappointed investors who were expecting more.” But it couldn’t bring itself to say that the more that’s needed is permanence.