12 August 2007

On the quality of journalistic writing from AP these days

The opening sentence of an AP article about the death of a woman in Illinois:

A woman whose death in a gene therapy study shut it down and prompted a review of the safety of 28 other studies was experiencing multiple organ failure when she got to the hospital, a spokesman said.

Wow. What a terrible sentence. I had to stop and admire how awesomely convoluted it was.

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