The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank continues to ask readers to help him write his columns (ledes and other input), even though his editors cut “all those excellent [crowd-supplied] Limbaugh jokes” from yesterday’s column, having “decided every last one of them ‘crossed the line’.” (Milbank’s assignment having been to supply Rush jokes that “don’t ‘cross the line.’ Or maybe cross the line just a little bit.”)
01:03 PM - May 13, 2009
Milbank’s Readers Help Him “Sketch”
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She replies she’s an atheist
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A report from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Questions and exercises for journalism students.