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From AJR,   July/August 2002

Cliché Corner   

By Jill Rosen
Jill Rosen is AJR's assistant managing editor     


"[The Rev. John] Cornelius didn't elaborate on what exactly those 'failures' were, and his apology stopped short of addressing the growing allegations. But connect the dots."
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"[W]e act like a bunch of Boss Daley holdovers in protecting our incumbents, who know how to tap the big money for elections and scramble the information so that no one can connect the dots."
Madison, Wisconsin's Capital Times

"Many families directed their ire at the government. They faulted the administration not just for failing to 'connect the dots,' as the politicians and pundits kept repeating last week, but for lacking sufficient imagination."
Newsweek

"[S]taff writer David Daley will interview people in politics, media and entertainment, literature and the arts about what they are up to, what's going on in the culture, what it means. He'll offer fresh points of view and help us connect the dots."
Hartford Courant

"The bureau, institutionally, had failed to connect the dots--and quickly hunkered down in hopes the storm would blow over."
New York Post

"['Insomnia's' Will] Dormer tells a character not to be too obvious when talking to the police, not to give away too much information, to let the police connect the dots for themselves."
Richmond Times-Dispatch

"This one gives members of the public important information that allows them to connect the dots between contributions and legislative action."
Green Bay, Wisconsin's Press-Gazette

"[T]he reader initially trusts the author to connect the dots or at least fashion a compelling narrative."
New York Times

"If you were born at the right time, it's a short distance to connect the dots between 'Star Wars' and God."
Washington Post

"With the legal billings in hand, people can begin to connect the dots, and the result is not a pretty picture."
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Nerve.com knows how to connect the dots between the moviegoing public and the single crowd."
Variety

from more than 600 references since April

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