Archive for the ‘Journalism’ Category
Rule No. 53: Any place that isn’t New York, Boston, Los Angeles or San Francisco qualifies as “the heartland.”
Rule No. 52: All suburbs are “leafy.” They always have “well-manicured lawns.”
Rule No. 51: When we describe something as “cutting edge,” we mean we don’t know how it works.
Rule No. 50: If the bullet wound is anywhere above the shoulders, the victim was shot “execution style.”
Rule No. 49: An “expert” is anyone who has been quoted on a subject more than once.
Rule No. 48: If one analyst or expert disagrees, it’s a controversy.
Rule No. 47: If an editor mentions it, then “everyone is talking about it” and you should consider it an assignment.
Rule No. 46: There are only two kinds of gunfire: “sporadic” or “rapid-fire.”
Rule No. 45: Any gathering of more than two journalists at a presser or crime scene is a “media circus.”