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    Post Memo puts WGN news staffers at a loss for words

    In a nutshell, the Tribune CEO issued a list of words he doesn't want to hear on the air. The writer of the article is less than happy about the logistics of the situation, but I am more focused on the list. If I never heard any of these words or phrases on the air again I could die happy.

    The list is as follows:
    • “Flee” meaning “run away”
    • “Good” or “bad” news
    • “Laud” meaning “praise”
    • “Seek” meaning “look for”
    • “Some” meaning “about”
    • “Two to one margin” . . . “Two to one” is a ratio, not a margin. A margin is measured in points. It’s not a ratio.
    • “Yesterday” in a lead sentence
    • “Youth” meaning “child”
    • 5 a.m. in the morning
    • After the break
    • After these commercial messages
    • Aftermath
    • All of you
    • Allegations
    • Alleged
    • Area residents
    • As expected
    • At risk
    • At this point in time
    • Authorities
    • Auto accident
    • Bare naked
    • Behind bars
    • Behind closed doors
    • Behind the podium (you mean lecturn) [sic]
    • Best kept secret
    • Campaign trail
    • Clash with police
    • Close proximity
    • Complete surprise
    • Completely destroyed, completely abolished, completely finished or any other completely redundant use
    • Death toll
    • Definitely possible
    • Diva
    • Down in (location)
    • Down there
    • Dubbaya when you mean double you
    • Everybody (when referring to the audience)
    • Eye Rack or Eye Ran
    • False pretenses
    • Famed
    • Fatal death
    • Fled on foot
    • Folks
    • Giving 110%
    • Going forward
    • Gunman, especially lone gunman
    • Guys
    • Hunnert when you mean hundred
    • Icon
    • In a surprise move
    • In harm’s way
    • In other news
    • In the wake of (unless it’s a boating story)
    • Incarcerated
    • Informed sources say . . .
    • Killing spree
    • Legendary
    • Lend a helping hand
    • Literally
    • Lucky to be alive
    • Manhunt
    • Marred
    • Medical hospital
    • Mother of all (anything)
    • Motorist
    • Mute point. (It’s moot point, but don’t say that either)
    • Near miss
    • No brainer
    • Officials
    • Our top story tonight
    • Out in (location)
    • Out there
    • Over in
    • Pedestrian
    • Perfect storm
    • Perished
    • Perpetrator
    • Plagued
    • Really
    • Reeling
    • Reportedly
    • Seek
    • Senseless murder
    • Shots rang out
    • Shower activity
    • Sketchy details
    • Some (meaning about)
    • Some of you
    • Sources say . . .
    • Speaking out
    • Stay tuned
    • The fact of the matter
    • Those of you
    • Thus
    • Time for a break
    • To be fair
    • Torrential rain
    • Touch base
    • Under fire
    • Under siege
    • Underwent surgery
    • Undisclosed
    • Undocumented alien
    • Unrest
    • Untimely death
    • Up in (location)
    • Up there
    • Utilize (you mean use)
    • Vehicle
    • We’ll be right back
    • Welcome back
    • Welcome back everybody
    • We’ll be back
    • Went terribly wrong
    • We’re back
    • White stuff
    • World class
    • You folks
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    Re: Memo puts WGN news staffers at a loss for words

    He listed "seek" twice.

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    Re: Memo puts WGN news staffers at a loss for words

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    In a nutshell, the Tribune CEO issued a list of words he doesn't want to hear on the air. The writer of the article is less than happy about the logistics of the situation, but I am more focused on the list. If I never heard any of these words or phrases on the air again I could die happy.

    The list is as follows:
    some i get, some i don't.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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