The latest Weekly Notes memo to Bloomberg News employees says the game changer label “is trite and trivializes the subject.” Sources who use it should be asked “to expound,” reporters are told. (Maybe something to add to your list, Washington Post Outlook section?)
From the memo:
This label is trite and trivializes the subject. The global economy isn’t a game. National elections aren’t a game. When used by a source, ask him or her to expound. What is the impact and significance that would overturn the status quo? If they’re unavailable, make the point with a different part of the direct quote, or paraphrase.
Players and sports marketing analysts said short sleeves could be anything from a style game changer to simply a sales stunt.
Players and sports marketing analysts said short sleeves could be anything from a style revolution to a sales stunt.
“What could really be the game changer right now would be a really strong performance from Grillo,” said Peter Ceretti, a Eurasia Group analyst in New York. “He might take votes and seats from all of the forces across the board and make life a little more difficult for Monti and Bersani in the Senate.”
A strong performance from Grillo may determine the outcome of the election, said Peter Ceretti, a Eurasia Group analyst in New York.
“He might take votes and seats from all of the forces across the board and make life a little more difficult for Monti and Bersani in the Senate,” Ceretti said.
“This is a game changer,” Robert Greenberg, president and chief executive officer of Sylmar, California-based Second Sight, said in a statement. The product “represents a huge step forward for the field and for these patients who were without any available treatment options until now.”
((The Wall Street Journal and numerous other publications used the same canned cliche.))
This year will be a “game changer” as investors reallocate money after risks such as Europe’s sovereign-debt crisis recede, Dalio said last month at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
((What game is being changed? Who will be helped or hurt? Is the year the agent of change, or the investors? Does he mean that the year will be a turning point? Is it worth repeating a quote 2 1/2 weeks later without seeking interpretation?))
* Washington Post Outlook section’s “Things We Do Not Say” (jimromenesko.com)