Cranky Complaint #1: Lazy Writing

Here’s an easy way to say something meaningless as a space filler

For quite awhile now I’ve noticed, especially with the evening news (any channel) that oftentimes “everyone” doesn’t do something.

In Saturday’s Oregonian, in the article Will the 4 percent rule of thumb leave retirees empty handed? we find that on one point,Not everyone agrees.”

On page one of The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 8, we see that,  “Wilson College will admit men after 144 years, but not everyone is happy.”

If you Google “not everyone agrees” you will find, on the first page:

Reaction to immigration reform deal: Not everyone agrees with path 

Not everyone agrees with study on snuggling with pets 

Not Everyone Agrees That Windows 8 Is a Failure

Memorial Day music: Not everyone agrees on what sounds patriotic

New York Sun editor John B. Bogart  said, “When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news.”

Let me know when everyone does agree.




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