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No, I’m not talking about any particular issue with the media! My moan is about the overuse of the word "issue" in the media, in politics and by corporate high fliers. Everything these days, instead of being a problem, or a difficulty or even a discussion, is now an ISSUE!
Media issues, they keep using that "I" word!
I assume that this has crossed the Atlantic at some stage, just like "I hear what you're saying" or "Say again". These phrases seem to have gone out of fashion and I for one, wish people would think about what they are saying, rather than blindly going with the flow and spouting out nonsense phrases.
Is it just me that perceives this, or has anyone noticed the overuse of the word "ISSUE" in the media?
I would like to bet that any interviews recorded more than a couple of years ago would be less likely to contain “issues”. These days however “issues” are all over the place and you can pretty much guarantee the word will be used several times in a single interview broadcast.
I sent a text to Five Live the other day to congratulate John Hutton, the Minister for Work and Pensions, who somehow managed to do a 10-minute interview, without using the word once! Funnily enough my comments were not read out on the air. Presumably this was because the presenter had “issues” and used the word regularly himself!