ABC News Writer Assumes the Sale to Condition You to Welcome EU-Style Social Media Controls – Media Analysis
Kelvin Chan, a business writer for ABC News, recently penned an article called “Europe bolsters pioneering tech rules with help from Haugen.”
In the headline itself, Chan is using a tactic that I personally refer to “Assuming the Sale,” one which I have documented in past media analysis reports. The writer uses the adjective “pioneering,” which is a value-assuming term based on a presuppositional shared ‘hierarchy of value” as the well-known clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson phrases it. I myself simply prefer to it as the value that emerges from preference, or preference, to short-cut the term.