Pulitzer for speculation?

If there were a Pulitzer for Speculation, an Associated Press story out of Washington on June 2, 2018, would be a sure winner. The story is headlined in The Boston Globe: “US consul shift could rankle Palestinians.” Of course, that’s easy speculation since just about everything rankles Palestinians. But the four sentence story contains three “coulds” and one each of “possibility,” “potent,” “potential,” “implications,” and the inevitable “suggesting.”

Here they are:
“…could further dampen…”
“…could have potent symbolic resonance, suggesting…”
“…could have potential significant policy implications…”
“…leaving open the possibility…”

File under: Pulitzer for Speculation needed.

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