Hitler Might Be 'Evil,' But Allen Is Definitely 'Infamous'

September 6th, 2006 3:14 PM
In covering yesterday's Bush speech, Washington Post reporter Michael Fletcher demonstrates a weird sense of when to use quote marks:

In his speech, Bush said terrorist leaders' statements have made plain their goals, which he called the present-day equivalent of the "evil" aims of Vladimir Lenin and Adolf Hitler.

As opposed to Post reporter Tim Craig recounting the alleged infamy of George Allen again, no quote marks: 
He then segued into his infamous "macaca" remark directed at a Webb volunteer of Indian descent. The word is considered a slur in some cultures.