The Associated Press has issued its list of election-season style reminders, and for AP style nerds like me and PR pros sending out last-minute, election-related press releases, it’s a good read.
Some interesting entries to note:
My favorite entries are the clichés and alternatives. A few favorites:
war lingo Use criticized instead of attacked, or choose a better verb to describe what the candidate is doing, i.e., challenging, doubting, etc. Also avoidable: launch an assault, take aim, open fire, bombard.