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CJR: Does Journalism Need a Rhetoric Beat?

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Fascinating essay in the Columbia Journalism Review by Brent Cunningham about  how politically manipulative words make their way, often unchallenged, into the mainstream press and sometimes with dire consequences. Take for example the phrase “war on terror.” Cunningham writes:
The point is that the ready and largely uncritical embrace of the war narrative—in key realms of the [...]