Anyway, let us look at some examples of word choice in post-hurricane reporting
last week: A CBS radio report said President Bush 'conceded'
that relief efforts had not gone well and 'admitted' more help was needed.
Now, the reporter should have used the less colorful 'said' for the quoted words. For the former implies Bush had taken the opposite view and the latter implies a
confession of error. Neither was accurate
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
The power of words.
Michael Ackley's column is a great piece on how the media subtly changes a few words to send the reader the message they want.