Our Failed Political Press ™

Eagle-eyed Scissorhead MDavis caught this:

So why the “scare quotes” around those words, AFP?

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8 Responses to Our Failed Political Press ™

  1. Jimmy T says:

    Found this a while back. Seems like a good time to post it…

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  2. My poor (grammar nazi) wife once had the misfortune to work for someone who incessantly misused apostrophes and greengrocers quotes. Excuse me, I mean greengrocers “Quote’s”

    (seriously virtually every paragraph had multiple “important” “word’s” quoted…. )

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  3. quakerenelbasement says:

    That’s standard among European news outlets. There’s nothing sinister implied by the use of quotes here.

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    • Stony Pillow says:

      Maybe it’s a”French” thing.

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      • quakerenelbasement says:

        I see it on British sites also. They tend to use quotes in headlines whenever they are attributing even single word to a source.

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    • MDavis says:

      I did not know that.
      French site (where the fascist candidate just gained points since the last election) and the source was a Ukrainian commander.
      Maybe I should check out a few other “French” and “British” news sites, just for the “context”.
      (Scare quotes are fun!)

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  4. “promised truce” should have been in scare quotes.

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  5. FELINE MAMA says:

    Russia, violated, truce. Boys & girls, what word(s} do NOT belong in the same sentence?


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