Is that not an oxymoron?
I actually love the journalistic style of the French provincial press. Why use one word when ten flowery ones will do? These people believe that reports of court cases, deaths and meetings of the local petanque club deserve to be fashioned in potential Pullitzer Prize-winning style. Even the grammatical errors are dressed up in ornate adjectives.
As one whose own journalistic training centred heavily on conciseness, clarity and correctness, I love to see how others think it should be done.
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