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Bernardo de La Paz

(49,141 posts)
5. The point of excerpts is to help the reader, not to cause them cognitive dissonance
Sat Feb 12, 2022, 04:17 PM
Feb 2022

Create cognitive dissonance and most people (wisely) will punt. Poor excerpts discourage following it up. Worse, they misrepresent the journalists and the source.

I presume you seek to write for your readers' benefit.

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