PETERS – Social media killed nuance and replaced it with the ‘take’

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I WOULD HATE TO BE RUNNING a high school debate club in 2020.

Normally, I’m squarely in the camp of ‘the good old days were mostly bad.’

But one thing that seems to get further lost as years go by is the ability to recognize and articulate nuance.

We are in the world of takes.

A take is a simple black-and-white opinion on a subject that requires little to no support.

A hot take is an opinion that goes against the popular sentiment. A lukewarm or cold take goes along with the crowd.

And that’s about it. That’s all our public discourse has boiled down to nowadays.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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