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Saturday, April 16, 2005

Journo comes through with the knowledge

Credit where credit's due.

And having previously (April 15) condemned the reluctance of journos and editors to try their readers' attention span with explanations of the significance of political disputes that take more than a paragraph, I gladly salute Alexei Barrionuevo of the Times and his editors for taking 1,500 words to explain the significance of the MTBE waiver to the politics of an energy bill from the 109th Congress [1].

  1. I'm obliged to resort to inference to determine from the piece that there is no such bill in existence yet. (Or, more likely, there are several, but none has made any progress.) But, because of the extreme antipathy for the top papers to use bill numbers, even when there is only one bill under consideration (like S 256, the bankruptcy horror show), decoding is essential.

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