TV News Reporters
I’ve noticed a trend with TV news reporters that’s really bugging me.
Here’s a typical scenario: Airline passengers have been stuck on the tarmac for ten hours, waiting to get off the plane. Finally, they’re able to de-plane and a reporter breathlessly asks one of the passengers, “How angry were you that you couldn’t get off the plane?”
If I was that passenger, I would give the reporter an angry retort: “How angry was I? Well, tell me first how to quantify my anger, you idiot!”
It seems these reporters just want to egg these people on, trying to obtain a sensational response.
Actually, what I would say is:
“Okay, I was very, very angry, but not very, very, very angry.”