Monday, August 13, 2012

First-sentence fail

Dead-center on the NYT's first page today is an article on Paul Ryan that begins:
After Paul D. Ryan’s father died, he began forming a self reliance that would one day capture the imagination of Mitt Romney.
Four writers were given a byline on this article. Apparently, none of them could come up with a better first sentence. I can't get over it. That is piss-poor writing.