by Patrick Appel
A reader writes:

Did someone change the definition of the Moore Award?  The glossary still says "divisive, bitter and intemperate rhetoric."  That video was gooey, wide-eyed and probably insincere, but this is the first time I've heard volunteers talking about volunteerism called intemperate.  Was it bitter from the perspective of plastic bottle and bag manufacturers?

If sappiness is the new standard for the Moore Award, I nominate the United Way for its NFL commercials.

It fits the spirit of the award. I'm no originalist.

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