Eric Boehlert's book Lapdogs beats the press.

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May 25 2006 6:28 PM

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Eric Boehlert's book Lapdogs beats the press.

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Press Box Bonus: Brent Staples' Echo Effect
The first sentence from his June 5, 2000, "Editorial Observer" in the New York Times:

The University of Maryland Baltimore County has grown dramatically since it opened 34 years ago in a former cow pasture not far from downtown.

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The first sentence from his "Editorial Observer" today's (May 25) New York Times:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, opened for business in a former cow pasture not far from downtown just 40 years ago.

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