Yo, yo, yo Times: There’s

Yo, yo, yo Times
: There’s a touch of rhetorical whiplash in the Observer’s interview with Howell Raines at the Times regarding his cultural ambitions. With one breath, he says:

“I posit our readership as being the most sophisticated in the country and having a Renaissance-like appetite for information”…

I haven’t used “posit” in a sentence — with a straight face — since freshman philosophy.

In the next deep breath, Raines says:

“When [Run-D.M.C.