Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Game, set, and match

Good word choice from the New York Times on the inexplicably protracted Newtown, Conn. massacre report, a report dumped into the Thanksgiving getaway news cycle --

The long-awaited report does not suggest a motive for Mr. Lanza’s actions, even as it offers a glimpse into his strange, troubled life. It comes nearly a year after the shooting set off a national discussion about gun control, mental health and violence in American popular culture.

The word being discussion when the journalistic habit would have been debate.

There is no debate about gun control. It's long lost.