Author Topic: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?  (Read 1014 times)

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Kim

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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 10:22:09 pm »
I start to wonder if it's some sort of autocomplete thing...
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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 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 ::-)
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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 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

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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 11:32:37 pm »
Hi-vis is the new helmet.
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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 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:
Sic transit and all that..

Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2014, 10:54:02 am »
We know he was wearing a helmet and so were his attackers, cos it would have been mentioned otherwise.
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clarion

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

Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 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

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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 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.
Careful, Kim. Your sarcasm's showing...

Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Most gratuitous mention of hi-viz in a newspaper article?
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2014, 01:18:14 pm »
Maybe, but that would mean the EN is improving its standards of journalism, and I think that's unlikely.
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