Jack Shafer has written an awesome article about how writers use vague words to make their articles seem more credible. It is a great example of how manipulative certain memes can be. Check it out.
So far, my favorite meme for this week has been "reopen" as in"mayor plans to reopen New Orleans." I love thinking about New Orleans as a retail store that gets opened and closed. Lets try to find a better word to sound more considerate. People are moving back to their homes for gosh sakes.