Thursday, 30 October 2008

Missing description

New York Times, June 18, 2003:
President Bush kicked off his re-election campaign tonight with a fund-raiser that took in an estimated $3.5 million from a hotel ballroom full of people with a personal, financial or ideological stake in keeping him and the Republican Party in power.

New York Times, July 3, 2008:
Last week, the Obama campaign collected about $5 million at an event featuring celebrities in Los Angeles. The evening began with a dinner at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion for more than 200 people who had contributed $28,500 per couple, or raised $50,000.

In the 2008 version they forgot to follow the word “people” with all that about “a personal, financial or ideological stake”. This is simply not fair to those people. They are entitled to equality of description. Shame on that newspaper.