Tuesday, January 31, 2006

When words are overused and abused

The Times Leader has labeled today's story about Rep. Don Sherwood's fundraising as an EXCLUSIVE. What a lofty designation for a story based on public documents that are available from the Federal Election Commission.

Remember when "exclusive" meant something?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess we know exactly WHERE you're coming from, HB! Pretty transparent stuff.

9:45 PM  
Blogger Howard Beale said...

Oh, do you now? :)

12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you know you have an exclusive anyway, especially when your information is coming from public information. An exclusive was Watergate with one source, Deep Throat...

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Tom Carten said...

I think it's funny when both the Voice and the Leader have the same stories and the Leader runs their little red "Exclusive" banner. Happens occasionally. I should do that with my music column in the CV, 'cuz the TL doesn't have it. :)

3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard is todays segment on podcasting an exclusive???

9:44 AM  
Blogger Howard Beale said...

Jeez, maybe I should've slapped EXCLUSIVE in every other sentence!

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Wilkes Colonel said...

Did anyone see the Times Leader's exclusive on that downtown bookstore today? What an exclusive...considering Wilkes University's student newspaper reported it first.

11:39 PM  

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