Wisconsin State Journal channels Wikipedia

In its October 25 editorial, The Badgers Fall From Grace, the Wisconsin State Journal loses its train of thought for a while, and curiously rewrites the Wikipedia entry for “Hail Mary pass“.

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?

No.

[Well, I'm calling it a Distractor.  -- Senior Editor J]