posted on December 18, 2007 14:53
Here is the latest sighting of the Most Overused Cliché in Political Reporting.
CNN’s coverage of the Iowa race early Tuesday morning was bannered: “Race Heating Up.”
Reporters especially love using “heating up” when the weather is snowy and below zero. As in:
“It may be cold and snowy here in Iowa, but the race for President is heating up nevertheless. Back to you, Wolf.”
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