Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I couldn't make this stuff up

Check out this headline at earlier today: "Dow hits new record as stocks struggle"

Does that even make sense? How can you be hitting a record (which implies success) while struggling? See, they aren't referring to some kind of herculean struggle against impossible odds, or even struggling against an implacable foe. The struggle is against amorphous "market forces" which don't seem to be putting up much of a fight, since the Dow is hitting new highs. This would be defined as "success" in my book. I wonder what the media's definition of success is?

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