July 2, 2012

Bad sentence

Here's the lede in an AP article this morning:
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The pope has fired a 52-year-old Slovak bishop for apparently mismanaging his diocese in a rare show of papal power
This says the bishop committed mismanagement "in a rare show of papal power". Then again, maybe he did. Here's more:
Benedict sacked Bishop William Morris of Toowoomba, Australia last year after he called for the church to consider ordaining women and married men.
So it seems the bishop did act in a popey way, saying things that only the popey guy should (but won't) say. So this misplaced phrase actually works, sorta. Just kidding. It's a terrible sentence that should never have appeared on a news site.

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