It’s an outrage…

Has anyone else noticed how often that ‘outrage’ appears in newspaper and online news headlines these days?

I had to remind myself what it actually means, so often do I come across it:

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It’s the ‘anger’, ‘resentment’, ‘violates’, ‘brutality’ that bother me, when 99% of these stories demonstrate none of these things, merely lazy churnalism and efforts to create clickbait.

When was the last time you were really outraged by something?

Semantic bleaching again – overuse a word and it ceases to have any impact.

I’m not providing examples and driving traffic toward any of them – you know who they are. But imagine spending three years to get a degree in journalism and then being constantly driven (or subbed) to turn every story into an example of outrage?

It’s outrageous!

 

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