From BrianK in the comment threads:
I am an accountant. As part of my licensing and for other reasons, I am occasionally asked if I have an accounting degree. I always reply that I do have the appropriate accounting degree necessary to do my job.
I attended Portland State University when I earned this degree. PSU does not offer a degree in Accounting. Looking at my printed hunk of parchment, I see that I really have a degree in Business Administration, with a concentration in Accounting. Because that’s what they call it at that institution.
I don’t believe that I am misrepresenting myself to anyone.
Really, how hard is that for Emily Heffter and her editors at the Seattle Times to understand? Darcy Burner has a degree in computer science and economics, and Harvard’s failure to use the terminology they prefer, doesn’t make it any less so.
I myself have been called a partisan hack, and maybe it’s true, but the difference is, I’m not the largest newspaper in the state. I’m not Washington’s self-proclaimed paper of record. And I’ve never pretended to be impartial, balanced or objective. No, I’m just a partisan, foul-mouthed, dirty fucking blogger, but with its latest NRCC press release cum front page story, the Times has proven itself to be less credible than even me.
Dave Reichert, Dino Rossi, the BIAW and the WSRP are all busy violating state and federal campaign finance law, and the Times chooses to splash this kind of bullshit semantic hair splitting on their front page? Really?
Partisan hacks. That’s what they are, partisan hacks. And they should be ashamed of themselves.