I don't know what the hell is going on over at The Advocate, but it's nothing a quick filter through Spell/Grammar Check couldn't fix. Maybe whatever stone tablet they are carving into doesn't have this feature, but there's only so far a sentence can run-on before you lose track of it. (See? I even cut that one off before it got out of control.)
Now they've taken to using symbols in place of letters. I can't speak for everyone, but I prefer my articles be decoded before publishing. When I have to stop and translate a cryptogram mid-article, it kind of kills the mood.
I realize not everyone grew up in West Hartford where the education flows like wine, but that's why God invented the blog.