AP: Hilary Needs to Change “Complexion” of Race

Normally I do not pop off about bad writing from news sources — if I did, I doubt I would ever eat, sleep or get any work done. But this one just blows my mind. From AP/Yahoo News:

Hillary Clinton faced a high-stakes debate with Democratic foe Barack Obama Wednesday, as daunting poll numbers lengthened her odds on a comeback in the White House race.

Clinton was under intense pressure to change the complexion of the contest in the one-one-one clash with Obama in Pennsylvania, which holds the next nominating contest in the roller-coaster Democratic race next Tuesday.

Complexion!?!?!?!? What crazy AP writer thought that was an acceptable word in this paragraph?


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