Saturday, March 5, 2011


I hate the use of the word allegedly in a news story. Sure, the newspaper, magazine or web site (or whatever) wants to avoid litigation, but sometimes the word alleged isn't necessary. If someone got punched out, do you need to say they allegedly got punched out? Or someone allegedly fled the scene?

I agree that sometimes it's necessary; often, though, it isn't.

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