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Rhetorical Pitfalls of Careless “Abuse” Reportage (40 Years’ Worth)

December 30, 2017


To beg the question, a phrase whose semantic decay journalists are as culpable for as anyone, means to avoid the question. It means to assume, and assumption is reportorial sacrilege. NOTE: Allegations ≠ “facts”; An accuser ≠ a “victim”; Repeated allegations of abuse or violence ≠ a “history of abuse” or a “history of violence”; […]