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

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Time travel

Another curious footnote to the Tale of the Incompetently Censored Prisons report. The bolded portion of the following text was redacted in the original:
The incumbent will return from maternity leave in September 2008.

The date, and the choice of verb tense, are the sorts of things you would write in a report in August 2008, or earlier.

Yet the report — here's the link to the .pdf file — is forward-dated October 2008, a month after an event which is described, in the report, in the future tense.


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