Word Games – Reporting the 1 percent …

The games journalists play and neutralizing the language of entitlement.

Changing the larger narrative is much more difficult, however, when we’re stuck with deeply misleading language – some so commonly used that we scarcely consider the real meaning – guiding us towards debatable conclusions. If journalists gave a bit more thought to the words they use routinely, they might steer their audiences toward better understanding.

Occupy language: the struggle over meaning | Dan Gillmor | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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