Another NY Times chrono-bender

Just yesterday I posted about the bad writing that made it sound like folks who got married in the 1970s had somehow been married already in the 1940s.

Here’s a caption to an article on how UCLA is implementing affirmative action, even though it’s against the law:

Two decades ago, Frances Harris would have been a shoo-in for a place in U.C.L.A.’s class of 2011. But the political landscape changed, and with it her chances for admission.

Seems that two decades ago, she would have been a shoo-in for the class of 1991, not 2011. Seems also that two decades ago it’s likely that she hadn’t yet been born. Do these articles have to make it past an editor, or do the Times writers just blog their pieces to the net, like ol’ Curly does with his fluffy ranting?

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