We LIKE the rewrite, however. We find the State Journal version to be more concise.
But we can’t decide why they published it. Is it a normal Type 3 Filler, slapped together to meet deadline? Or is it a Type 4 Distractor editorial? And if so, what are they distracting us from?
The question was answered in the usual way, by conferring with other-Senior Editor D. She put the matter to rest by ruling that it doesn’t matter.
Not one little bit?
[Well, I'm calling it a Distractor. -- Senior Editor J]