Author Topic: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?  (Read 1497 times)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.


Kim

  • Timelord
    • Fediverse
Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #1 on: 05 February, 2014, 10:22:09 pm »
I start to wonder if it's some sort of autocomplete thing...

Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #2 on: 05 February, 2014, 11:03:38 pm »
Well obviously! If he hadn't been wearing hi-viz, they wouldn't have been able to see where to thump him ::-)
Quote from: Kim
^ This woman knows what she's talking about.

Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #3 on: 05 February, 2014, 11:06:32 pm »
The evening news seems to have cottened on to the idea that any article with cyclists is an ad revenue generator.  They seem to throw in provocative statements all the time (both to drivers and cyclists) to get the click count up.   
Its a crap paper.

Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #4 on: 05 February, 2014, 11:32:37 pm »
Hi-vis is the new helmet.
It is simpler than it looks.

Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #5 on: 06 February, 2014, 07:32:14 am »
Are we being too sensitive here?  It seems to me that the mention of high vis might help jog memories of people (joggers?) who saw the cyclist and maybe his attackers. 

And at least they haven't invited comments!  You can just imagine the creatures emerging from the slimy depths to vent their spleen :o  :sick:only to slink off cursing as they are thwarted :hand:
Move Faster and Bake Things

Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #6 on: 06 February, 2014, 10:54:02 am »
We know he was wearing a helmet and so were his attackers, cos it would have been mentioned otherwise.
Riding a concrete path through the nebulous and chaotic future.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #7 on: 06 February, 2014, 11:03:01 am »
Is a bike helmet useful when someone throws a bike on top of you?  It might be.
Getting there...

red marley

Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #8 on: 06 February, 2014, 11:07:44 am »
Are we being too sensitive here?

I don't think so. I think it was used as journalistic shorthand for "he was a decent fellow" [by being sensible and following The Rules]. The trouble is the corollary of that is to imply that not to wear hiviz is somehow being less than an upright citizen.

Kim

  • Timelord
    • Fediverse
Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #9 on: 06 February, 2014, 01:32:09 pm »
Are we being too sensitive here?  It seems to me that the mention of high vis might help jog memories of people (joggers?) who saw the cyclist and maybe his attackers.

That's a fair point.  The article also describes what the attackers were wearing.

Eccentrica Gallumbits

  • Rock 'n' roll and brew, rock 'n' roll and brew...
Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #10 on: 10 February, 2014, 01:18:14 pm »
Maybe, but that would mean the EN is improving its standards of journalism, and I think that's unlikely.
My feminist marxist dialectic brings all the boys to the yard.