Monday, 21 December 2009

Crossing the line between news and comment?


Two examples this morning of how a word or two can change a straight report into the expression of a clear opinion. This from the Sydney Daily Telegraph: Merry Christmas back in place after Parramatta Council dumps Seasons Greetings signs — Councils have turned their backs on political correctness, reinstating the “Merry Christmas” greeting to its rightful place. (My emphasis).
And then on the website of news.com.au:
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