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1 WhatEVs  Sep 13, 2014 10:38:29am

What’s the big deal? It’s part of what he said…as long as words, context and meaning are excluded, the New York Times has a #Winning article!

Journalism is dead. And how sad how far the NYT has fallen.

2 Gus  Sep 13, 2014 11:34:24am

Punctuation in direct speech - Oxford Dictionaries (US)

Reported speech

In reported speech, the actual words are not usually quoted directly. Usually, they are summarized or paraphrased and there are no special punctuation issues to take into account:

The 180 respondents said that the main reason for setting up a business was to be their own boss. Union representatives expressed their satisfaction at the news that there would be no job losses.

[…]

Direct speech

In direct speech, various punctuation conventions are used to separate the quoted words from the rest of the text: this allows a reader to follow what’s going on. Here are the basic rules:

The words that are actually spoken should be enclosed in quotation marks. In American English, the rule is to use double quotation marks:

“He’s very clever, you know.”

3 Gus  Sep 13, 2014 11:36:21am

“The words that are actually spoken…” — Oxford Dictionaries (US)

4 klys  Sep 13, 2014 11:37:50am

By the NY Times logic, I could say that at this event, President Obama also said that “those rules and norms allowed people to spread the Internet.”

They are all words he said.

5 Gus  Sep 13, 2014 11:39:41am

Allow me to re-write this for Mr. Landler.

Before

Expressing confidence that the United States was on “the right side of history” in this battle, Mr. Obama said the nation would also resist Russia’s incursions in Ukraine, even though he noted that the United States has very little trade with Ukraine and “geopolitically, what happens in Ukraine doesn’t pose a great threat to us.”

After

Expressing confidence that the United States was on “the right side of history” in this battle, Mr. Obama said the nation would also resist Russia’s incursions in Ukraine, even though he noted that the United States has very little trade with Ukraine and remarked that geopolitically, what happens in Ukraine doesn’t pose a great threat to us.

Which still amount to an opinion.


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