"We can't allow things that are inaccurate to stand." — The Word of Our Dan, February 19, 2008.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

VOCM reports (I)

From the MoT:

Premier Reacts to Election Results
October 15, 2008

Premier Danny Williams says today he is extremely proud to be a Newfoundlander and Labradorian, but as far as he's concerned he's putting the Harper record behind him. Williams says he's proud of this province for recognizing the potential of a Harper majority, and although the Prime Minister has been quoted as saying he didn't need this province to get elected, our 7 seats would have certainly been needed to form a majority.
"has been quoted"?

Why the passive? "Has been quoted" by whom?


At 11:50 PM, October 15, 2008 , Blogger Peter Jackson said...

I guess it's sort of a third-person reference. Nixon and Bob Dole were famous for it.


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