Monday, October 23, 2017

Close reading

“While Trump has disputed the story [of what happened in his phone call to Myeshia Johnson] — even claiming to have still-yet-to-be-produced “proof” to back it up — the White House has largely seemed to confirm that he said the things he has been accused of saying”: a good example of close reading, from Aaron Blake of The Washington Post.

I suspect that close reading will at some point extend to the “is” of “There is no collusion.” And notice that it’s always “no collusion with Russia” or “no collusion with the Russian government,” omitting reference to interested individuals.

comments: 2

zzi said...

"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.

Michael Leddy said...

That’s just what I was alluding to, “is” as made ambiguous, or infamous, by BIll Clinton.