Friday, June 30, 2006

USA Today tries to pull an Emily Litella

Remember Saturday Night Live in its heyday with Gilda Radner's character, Emily Litella, going off on a misinformed rant during the Weekend Update segment, being corrected by Jane Curtin or Chevy Chase and quietly responding, "Oh. Never mind"? (Some now call this an Emily Litella moment) Here's an example:

Chevy Chase:
And now with tonight's commentary; Miss Emily Litella.
Emily Litella: Thank you, cheddar. What's all this talk about violins on tv? I think we need more violins and less of that loud rock music. And furthermore...
Chevy Chase: Uh, excuse me; Miss Litella. It's violence on TV, not violins.
Emily Litella: Oh. Never mind.

That's the image you will have after reading USA Today's page 2A 'Note to our Readers' (aka correction) of their page 1 'NSA has massive database of Americans' phone calls' article.


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