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GLAAD is so upset they've found a reason to use the word "hackeneyed"; we're told via email the group is "reaching out to the
I certainly wouldn't put it in the same class as the sort of philistine anti-intellectualism we find all too often in genre, the populism that celebrates the most hackeneyed and formulaic while decrying any hint of ambition as pretension.
This is not just a hackeneyed whinge: social cognition research shows that where interlocutors knowingly take positions that undermine their own self interest, audiences consider them more trustworthy.
Everything is so effing convenient and hackeneyed and hasty and amateurish.