Say what you will about expectations of copy editing for professional publications, but some typos tell the story better. (Or so we tell ourselves around here.) For instance, Politico’s morning newsletter reports that — quelle surprise! — negotiations on Capitol Hill for COVID-19 relief have stalled out yet again. The stumbling blocks are liability shields for businesses and bloc-granted state and local government aid … yet again. Plus, this time there is now new opposition to the idea of passing relief without direct stimulus payments, an idea popular everywhere but for some reason left out of the centrists’ “framework.”
Here’s how Politico’s newsletter reported it this morning, emphasis mine:
Stimulus stuck as U.S. sinks deeper into Covid — Well, here we go yet again. Congress remains suck on a coronavirus relief bill pretty much where they’ve been stuck for months, over liability and state and local government assistance.