Here’s an interesting exercise. Replace one word in the Vancouver Sun headline below, and ask how the meaning of the headline has changed. Let’s replace “admits” with “argues”. Such a change makes the revealed “truth” more a matter of debate and interpretation. Yet I’d argue that this is a reasonable change in wording, given that the article itself never says “admit”, and that Angela Merkel has made a fairly dramatic, and probably strategic, change in her own position on German “multiculturalism”.
Edited on: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 8:22 PM