Buzzwords are frequently used in news media. These are words that do not typically occur in everyday speech, but are common among newscasters, talking heads, and pundits on cable news.

These ‘news words’ are accepted by audiences for their implied meaning. But often loaded words are misused or used out of context. The actual definitions can be different than what is implied.

Newswordy is a growing collection of these words, updated every weekday. Along with each word is a definition, a quote with its use (or misuse) in the media, and a news and Twitter feed on the subject.

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Express contempt for; ridicule.

Both networks have a long history of run-ins with the GOP. Conservatives frequently derided CNN as the ‘Clinton News Network’ during the 1990s, when it was run by Rick Kaplan, a close friend of President Clinton and his wife, both Democratic leaders.

Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times