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The Commission on Human Rights resolution released last Monday acknowledged the value of press freedom — but reminded journalists (don’t call them newsmen) that they had responsibilities.

The good commissioners didn’t specify what they thought these were. Otherwise they might have had to declare that the most basic is providing the public the information it needs. Instead the resolution told the press how to cover those moments of crisis, such as the November 29, 2007 incident, that haunt the country of our perdition. Among its least profound observations was this ungrammatical mouthful:

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