For as long as I’ve been online, I can’t stand the argument (scroll way down; I can’t link directly to the comment) that “nuance is very difficult to convey in media (mass or social)” — also substitute “irony” for “nuance”, just to round things out. It’s not difficult; people are just either too lazy or without care or sometimes perhaps even just in a rush. This argument ultimately is reducible solely to “nuance is difficult to convey”, which surely we don’t any of us actually believe? Somehow we’ve expanded the sense of “difficult” to encompass anything with which we just by choice can’t be arsed.

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