This reader is noticing more and more dangling modifiers. It's not clear whether they are the result of poor education, cutbacks in editorial staffing, or something else. Here are three examples:
From a section-front Wall Street Journal article headlined, "The Power of Daily Writing in a Journal": "His collective writings consume about 15 feet of shelf space in a storage unit in Manhattan, Kan., where he lived before moving last year." Never mind the writings, tell us about how the guy lived in a storage locker.
From a front-page New York Times article headlined, "Donald Trump Takes To Solo Stage Instead of G.O.P. Debate": "Flying into Des Moines in his gold and leather-lined 757, he held his own one-sided debate, before an adoring crowd of 700, and mused about how his lesser opponents across town were coping with his absence." Never mind the gold and leather, tell us about how Mr. Trump managed to fit 700 people on a Boeing 757.
From a Reuters dispatch in the New York Times business section: "United States regulators on Thursday approved a new once-daily pill for the liver-destroying hepatitis C virus made by Merck, which said it would sell the drug at a lower list price than its competitors." Never mind the pill; Merck is now making the hepatitis C virus? Since when?