Monday, January 19, 2015

Commentary: Surprised by language of local TV news reporter

  • I was surprised to hear a news reporter for WKRG-TV say the word "crappy" in the context of something being described as inferior as part of a report in which he had cited certain critics of littoral combat ships as having used that word to describe the ships in that sense. I wish he had not used it and simply said that those critics were describing the ships as inferior due to its past connection to a word used to describe feces (it made me wonder whether he had no choice but to say it or else he would have lost his position at WKRG-TV. He may have been forced to use it to get the attention of every one of his listeners and/or provoke reactions both positive and negative). 

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