Inciting Violence and the Loss of Meaning

Inciting Violence is Just the Latest in a Long Line of Phrases That Are Losing Meaning Nazi. Fascist. Holocaust. Hate Speech. Kapo. Fact Check. Apartheid. These are just some of the latest words and phrases that have gained traction over the last several years and are now almost entirely devoid of meaning. You can add, [...]

By |2019-04-14T15:46:49+00:00April 14th, 2019|Antisemitism, Journalism, News, Politics|Comments Off on Inciting Violence and the Loss of Meaning

Quoting is Simple, But Lying Gets More Clicks

Quoting Someone in 2019 is Very Easy, So Why Do People Still Get it Wrong? I recently got into a mini Twitter beef with someone whose Twitter profile says, "Bylines in @TabletMag (Tablet Magazine) and @jdforward (The Forward)" (@wonk0_the_sane). Notice, I am quoting his actual Twitter profile and the exact words he uses in that profile. [...]

By |2019-04-13T12:40:44+00:00April 13th, 2019|Journalism, News|Comments Off on Quoting is Simple, But Lying Gets More Clicks