The Rape of Lucretia wrote: »
Headlines from today's www.independent.co.uk include :
All very well.
But some headlines without a word in inverted commas seem to have slipped by the editor. Sloppiness ? Or a radical policy of trying to write headlines without a single word using them ?
Sgt. Bilko 09 wrote: »
Or on RTE with "so-called Islamic State" they are not "so-called" when they are targeted for a reason.
I think it's sloppy and non accountable journalism.
L1011 wrote: »
You are misunderstanding the use of "so called" there. It is questioning their legitimacy to claim to be a sovereign entity. They *want* to be called Islamic State.
Akrasia wrote: »
Or else it’s just separating out the alleged part of the story from the factual part of the story
I think it’s incredibly lazy for a poster to start a thread listing individual words from headlines without any direct links to those stories so others can judge if those words were justifiably included in that format in those headlines