newsweek poll & yahoo language

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by zimv20, Aug 24, 2003.

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    zimv20

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    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20030823/ap_on_re_mi_ea/us_iraq_poll

    yahoo reported on a newsweek poll. the poll had these findings:
    but look at what's written in the yahoo article (emphasis mine):
    the word "terror" does not appear in the article. i believe that as recently as several weeks ago, either or both sentences would have used the term "terrorist." is the media finally being a little more careful in how it uses the word? or is this an isolated incident?
     
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    Im starting to see the trend as well. It seems that as the post 9-11 patriotic frenzy is finnally becoming less ravenous, the news continues tilting their stories to appeal to thier audience.
     
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    part of the media's job is to use consistent language, at least w/in their own guidelines. a lot of editors' time is taken up defining those terms.

    so rather than saying the tilt is based on audience appeal, i think that the papers et. al. are returning to their self-defined terms -- rather than letting the WH define the terms.
     
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    Well.. the WH defined terms seemed to be the ones that sold.
     
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    i see i misread your previous post. sorry!
     

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