do unto otherz

Just threw the ‘z’ in there to get your attention.

There. I’ve got you.

Terry Mattingly said in a recent talk that journalists should never use a label on a group unless that group applies it to themselves.  He pointed out the gross misuse of the term ‘fundamentalists’ with respect to descriptions of Muslims in general.

Anything else stand out for you?


One thought on “do unto otherz

  1. In the same vein, it’s interesting how negative phrases can take on a life of their own and get used over and over again. “Flood of refugees” is one common phrase I’ve seen in terms of refugee issues in Canada. “Flood” conveys this sense of overwhelming, engulfing.

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