12 January 2009

Times Error

Oh why can't reporters exercise proper diction? From the Times:

But [Obama's] administration will face competing demands: pressure from liberals who want wide-ranging criminal investigations, and the need to establish trust among the country’s intelligence agencies.
My beef with this: "trust" by the agent of the principal is not really the matter of primary concern; the concern of "liberals" who want wide-raging investigations is to re-establish the trust by the principal (here the American people via the President and Congress) of the agents (the intelligence community. Why should those who have broken the trust of their superiors be entitled to have their own trust issues (trust that they won't be interfered with?) prioritized?