On your October 12 program, there was a discussion of stereotypes and their relationship to the presidential election campaign. I several times heard the phrase "preaching to the choir." As a longtime church choir member, I can tell you that we are by no means the unquestioning, uncritical, mindlessly accepting group that this phrase, yet another stereotype, implies. We are there every Sunday and hear it all, and a few minutes in our choir room after the service would convince you of our ability to discern among the good, the bad, and the mediocre.
This morning I heard on of your "Reporters" use my pet peeve, using the word "not" in a question in the following way. "Is it not true that........"
I believe that , technically , it is not possible to deliver an affirmative answer to that question.
If the reply is Yes, he is agreeing that it is not true.If the reply is No, he is using a double negative which means that it is, in fact, not true. One would think that Journalism Professors would provide some instructions on this-----or Producers/Editors could fix this problem.
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