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April 19, 2008

It does not remain to be seen

Posted by : Michael Lund
Filed under : Language, Media, Television

Channel 10's early evening news today committed one of the cardinal sins of broadcast journalism.

A reporter in the US ended his report with that horrendous expression "it remains to be seen".

The oft-heard phrase usually means the reporter has no idea what to say next, or how to end the report.

No idea what the report was about as I was so angered at hearing the sloppy phrase my short term memory was suddenly wiped - the entire contents of the 30 minute bulletin gone.

Keep an ear out for this sloppy phrase's cousin: "only time will tell..."


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