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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Remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation).
Even some of the people who have been criticizing Obama for failing to respond aggressively enough to the protests in Egypt, Libya, and other countries grudgingly praised the U.N. address. In a piece at the National Review Online, Brett Schaefer, of the Heritage Foundation, said the President’s defense of the First Amendment ‘was far stronger than had been previously articulated by the administration.’ The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg said Obama went ‘part of the way’ to redress his previous omissions.
—John Cassidy, The New Yorker