[funsec] press trickery of the worst kind
drsollyp at drsolly.com
Thu Jul 16 15:39:22 CDT 2009
On Thu, 16 Jul 2009 robert_mcmillan at idg.com wrote:
> > > I pretty much agree with you. I read a lot of stories and I agree that
> > > journalists suck and some go the extra mile. I think there's a real
> > > with the mainstream media covering tech stories.
> > Why do you think this only applies to tech stories? I'd guess that the
> > same applies to all kinds of story.
> Wait, are you a journalist? Did I say it "only applies to tech stories?"
Yes, you did, actually. If you hadn't meant that, you'd have said "I think
there's a real issue with the mainstream media covering stories". By
having the adjective "tech", you lead the reader to believe that you've
only identified that issues with that sort of story.
Likewise, by using the adjective "mainstream", you're saying that
non-mainstream media do OK.
If you had actually meant "covering all stories", then I'm glad to have
clarified your posting.
Am I a journalist? Well, a couple of decades ago, I did a lot of paid
writing for PC magazines. But I haven't for a long time now. So, you
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