Journalese of the Day: Adjective, adverb inflation in Deflategate latest.

Here’s the lede, inflated with descriptives, in the Boston Globe page one top story July 14, 2016:

“Patriots great Tom Brady suffered a resounding defeat in a federal appeals court Wednesday, leaving him with the daunting option of a last-ditch plea to the Supreme Court in his arduous quest to clear his name.”

-Robert Skole

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