Defining the “They Say” in “Countdown to an Execution in Oklahoma”

The editorial begins by introducing the execution of Richard E. Glossip and a pause on his sentence after finding new evidence on the murder case. There is a link shortly after the introduction that opens up a page stating the loss of the Supreme Court case working against Oklahoma’s death row, leaving inmate Richard E. Glossip’s execution to resume as planned. This link is a form of “They Say” provided in this opinion editorial as a much easier and convenient way to provide its readers information from another source. This is useful in the sense that the linked articles make it so that the reader is fed more background knowledge as well as helping the writer keep the piece short and to the point. It is definitely a greatly efficient way to give a “They Say” that is accessable with the click of a mouse. Shortly after this introduction, writer 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/16/opinion/countdown-to-an-execution-in-oklahoma.html?src=mv

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/12/us/oklahoma-inmate-the-focus-of-renewed-attention-as-execution-date-nears.html?ref=topics

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