Sunday, October 04, 2009

Respect, please

I would like very much, if I might make so bold, if journalists would stop referring to 'corpses' (as in the case of the recent earthquakes and tsunamis in this region), but to 'deceased people'. They might be tinted people, but they are not meat, as you seem to suggest. ABC Radio National journalists, I hope you will take note.

2 Comments:

Anonymous N? said...

Or even "bodies"?

'Bodies' is never used in reference to living people.

But I haven't heard what you're referring to by ABC Radio National. All I know is that what I'm watching on my TV is horrific.

7:41 AM  
Blogger Fignatz said...

Yeah, and they might also stop the practice of leading with the fact that x number of Australians are among the missing/dead, as if that's more important than whatever's happened to the non-entity locals.

8:59 AM  

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