"Things We Do Not Say:" 150 Journalism Cliches

Needless to say, the narrative offers a rare window for observers of the American people to probe what pundits say.

Posted by chuck at February 23, 2015 10:43 AM

How can they talk without all of that?

Posted by pbird at February 23, 2015 12:31 PM

Controversial (opposition to hard left orthodoxy)

Posted by Trialdog at February 23, 2015 12:58 PM

If the inverse of a statement is silly or ridiculous, then the original should never have been uttered. ("future history" is my favorite.)

Posted by leelu at February 23, 2015 1:12 PM

In a world where people could care less, this would decimate journalism as we know it.

Posted by Joan of Argghh! at February 23, 2015 3:47 PM

Needless to say, going forward, these Things We Do Not Say are a stinging rebuke to grizzled veteran journalists. When going forward they will be on thin ice when relying on their proverbial, handy-dandy old clichés. Partisans on both sides believe the situation is fluid and the dynamics may be shifting as the War On Cliches sparks fevered debate and nervous hand-wringing. If history is our guide, this is no silver bullet. It may, in fact, raise more questions than answers. This hot-button issue is bound to be hotly contested until a new era of clichés 2.0 becomes a Game Changer that puts it to rest.

Posted by Jimmy J. at February 23, 2015 7:53 PM

It is truly a dark and stormy night when you can't cram all of those into a sentence.

Posted by Jewel at February 24, 2015 10:20 AM

How could you miss: Wake up Call

Posted by jay at February 28, 2015 3:53 AM

"An abundance of caution"

Posted by John Reddy at February 28, 2015 4:39 AM