Road Trip: Before Days of Marching, a Long Drive

In this article about protesters headed for NYC for the RNC next week, the Times offers this interesting description, “For Mr. Gibson, 24, a part-time college student who sometimes works as a test subject for pharmaceutical research, the trip had many unknowns.”

So, being a test subject is “work?” The Times is willing to put that as the man’s occupation? I’d describe panhandling as work before I’d describe “test subject” as work. I don’t know if that’s sloppiness or some kind of pro-slacker bias, or some too-subtle winking. Mostly, it’s just poor editing, IMHO.


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