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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

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Slate has always had an over-fondness for using "Those" in its headlines, which it uses to draw the reader into a circle of knowingness where we already kow about "Those New Senate Rules" or "That New Album Everyone's Talking About." MacLamity's own weaknesses for news-you-can-use headlines is for the word YOU, and to issue orders ("Go Where the Action Is," that kind of thing). With You've Got One of Those Four-Hour Erections ... - Now what? Slate truly sets the mark to a new high.