Just in Time for Independence Day, Here’s a Little Journo-Jingoism

amflag07022010.jpgThe Chinese, man, they really get it. From a New York Times article on Chinese news service Xinhua News Agency (emphasis added):

On Thursday, an official with Xinhua, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the press, said Xinhua was planning to build a newsroom at the top of a 44-story skyscraper in Times Square, giving it an address in the same neighborhood as Reuters, Conde Nast, News Corp and The New York Times

Every once in a while, the Times‘ painful anonymous-source subordinate clauses yield a moment of deadpan brilliance. Enjoy your Fourth of July weekend everyone!