HAND RAISED, QUESTION . . . Put to Chi Trib ombudsman Don Wycliff 1:16 PM, 11/4/03:

It's an old problem, but why "analysts" in head and text of Michael Killian's story on fallout from loss of copter in Iraq and not "two analysts," which is all that appear in the story as published? And only one of them on the issue of waning public support for our Iraq venture (the story's lead and head), the Ohio State professor? (The other, quoted on military tactics, was a military historian at National Defense U.)

Afterword: Really, why can't newspapers just say "two analysts" when all the story has is two? Why "analysts" with the sneaky implication of consensus?

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