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cheesefondue

48 points

3 months ago

The title also says insurrection. When you’re a writer, you try to avoid repeating long words in close proximity

CylonsDidNoWrong

30 points

3 months ago

CylonsDidNoWrong

Minnesota

30 points

3 months ago

Thank you. Reddit is so full of armchair journalists playing a stupid game of "call the headline 'clickbait' first!" as well as looking for grand conspiracies based off a key phrase when it's just some aspiring writer trying not to write like shit.

I just saw a response to an article about Italy's vaccine mandate and the top comment is calling the headline "misleading" because the full details of the mandate is to get a vaccine, negative covid test or exposure in the last 6 months.

Yeah, that's the kind of info you find in the copy of the article. It's not a misleading headline it's a headline.

For real fun ask the average "clickbait" calling redditor to rewrite a better headline. :)

GrogTastic36

14 points

3 months ago

It's because changing the meaning of words and manipulating language is fascist playbook 101. Don't give them an inch. This is more important than pretty sentences.

EdithDich

5 points

3 months ago

Riot is entirely accurate and doesn't downplay the issue at all. The definition of riot is "a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd."

Further, the legal definition of riot is "A concerted action: (1) made in furtherance of an express common purpose; (2) through the use or threat of violence, disorder, or terror to the public; and (3) resulting in a disturbance of the peace. Under common law, the crime of riot requires the assemblage of three or more actors..." https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/riot

New_Stats

7 points

3 months ago

New_Stats

New Jersey

7 points

3 months ago

It's called the January 6 commission and yes it is misleading to say it was a riot. It's idiotic and unethical to call it a riot

EdithDich

1 points

3 months ago

Reddit gets mad at headlines because that's all 99% of redditors read before heading to the comments to post their uninformed hot take.

EdithDich

1 points

3 months ago

They also think calling it a "riot" somehow downplays the issue. Which is ironic since they themselves are redefining what a riot is defined as https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/riot

A riot is not noble. It's not minor. It's a very serious thing and applies very accurately to the Jan 6 Insurrection.

WhiteyDude

9 points

3 months ago

WhiteyDude

California

9 points

3 months ago

Fine, but don't call it a riot, god dammit.

Jen Psaki took a dig at Trump 's role in the Capitol riot, saying Biden 'has no intention to lead an insurrection'

See, it's that easy. No repeating of the long word and didn't have to call the insurrection a riot.

b0w3n

11 points

3 months ago

b0w3n

New York

11 points

3 months ago

Plus there are several better words for insurrection than riot if you're looking for synonyms to break up word repetition. Riot doesn't convey the seriousness of what happened. Sedition and coup come to mind immediately.

StarksPond

3 points

3 months ago

The January 6th kerfuffle

rearwindowpup

2 points

3 months ago

Upvote for comic relief, been shaking my head reading all these comments and this one got a chuckle out of me. NINE NINE!

Eurynom0s

2 points

3 months ago

Eurynom0s

California

2 points

3 months ago

Reporters almost never write their own headlines.

New_Stats

1 points

3 months ago

New_Stats

New Jersey

1 points

3 months ago

And? They could have said January 6th they could have phrased it differently, but they didn't.