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Monday, April 14, 2008

"Increasingly" a.k.a Lazy Journalism

I made this comment over at salon in response to Rebecca Traister's article about so-called sexist Obama boys.

I'm not going to make any point on the content of the article one way or another.

But the use of the word "increasingly" as a perfectly acceptable substitute for actual data or research is becoming ridiculous, surpassing old favorites like "officials say," "critics argue" or "experts agree."

Apologies in advance to Rebecca Traister, who happened to trigger the last straw but has been far from the worst offender.


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