The BBC's coverage of the 44th annual March for Life is lacking a little in credibility. Either that, or they have a phone line to heaven I wish they'd share.

After reporting that Vice President Mike Pence spoke at the march, the BBC added,

Former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W Bush have also addressed the crowds, but over the phone.

I assume they mean that during their time in office these presidents spoke to the marchers, but I rather like this image.

Posted by sursumcorda on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 1:21 pm | Edit
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It's all in the verb tense.
"They have also addressed" is a past tense. I would have been puzzled had they said Former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush also addressed the crowds, because that sounds like it happened today!



Posted by Diane Villafane on Friday, January 27, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Others must have noticed, too. It now reads:

Former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W Bush have also addressed the crowds in the past, but over the phone.

Clearer, I'd say.



Posted by Stephan on Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 2:12 pm
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