Carmen’s most hated news-media utterance:
categorically deny or categorically denied
What do they think they are implying, beyond regular old-fashioned denying? And have you noticed it is always politicians or their handlers who are doing this type of denying?
Journalists do not know the difference between “categorically” and “uncategorically” denied. Same with “qualified” and “unqualified” acceptance.
Journalists are very, very poorly educated.
As Mr. Limbaugh has said, “Words mean things.” But I would add the qualifier, “except when used by journalists.”
And “except when used by entertainer/propagandists.”