I forget which web site I was looking at when reading about the Boston Marathon bombing coverage but one reporter referred to the surviving suspect as the “reviled second bomber”.

It confused me because to revile something is to subject them to verbal abuse. Clearly, the bombers were not reviling their victims and no one that I recall was abusing the suspects verbally during all the coverage I read.  It was almost like someone was trying to think up a creative catch phrase to build on as the story played out, creative and negative.  Seems to always happen.

Come to think of it, the only time I can recall anyone “reviling” is during sporting events when they taunt opponents or when two people are fighting with each other.

Instead, I am reveling in the job well done by everyone involved investigating, tracking and capturing of the suspect, and in the justice that will be served.
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2 Responses to Reviled

  1. KYRambler says:

    Heck, even the editor was asleep at the switch on that one. 🙂

  2. I'm guessing they forgot to check ;D

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