Douglas Bailey (trystero) wrote,
Douglas Bailey

Dear Chris Helgren,

In the opening paragraph of your Reuters article today, you wrote, "...President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed to stamp out all violence in Iraq."

I know this is nit-picking, and I understand that I should really be paying more attention to the main thrust of the story (about a US serviceman being held captive by Iraqi fighters), but come on: "stamp out... violence"? Why not just write "eschew obfuscation" and be done with it?

You're supposed to be a professional writer. Do better.
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