Commentator


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Commentator

 

a person who writes or delivers commentaries on a specific subject area (such as political news or sports) for a newspaper or journal or on television or radio. On an editorial staff the position of commentator is usually held by a professional journalist who is a specialist in the given field; the functions of a commentator are also carried out by reviewers. Part-time specialists in a given field (such as agriculture or art) are often drawn upon as commentators.

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According to Chappell, it is disgraceful that Indian commentators have been barred from speaking on the contentious issues, especially the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing story.
However, Puri feels current commentators indulge in a lot more chatter than was the trend during his time.
The American College of Trial Lawyers' report says a lawyer should not comment publicly on a pending case unless "the commentator has an understanding of the background of the case.
This raises a central question for the case - one that not only calls the whole foundation of the lawsuit into question but also underscores the extent to which both traditional media and traditional legal commentators have been willing to shut off their critical faculties when it comes to thinking about the Internet: Is there anyone at all who knows a) who Blumenthal is and b) what Drudge originally wrote about him but who does not also know c) that Drudge retracted his story?
The Prime Minister said that the late commentator was widely known and liked by millions lovers of cricket for his lively commentary on the sports.
It seems to me that the job of the racing commentator is to convey an accurate account of events as they unfold; to make them as exiting as possible without the intervention of invention, so that at the end of the race you feel that you have a comprehensive understanding of what has occurred.
Malawi expressed dismay over introduction of southeast African nation as one of the least developed nation by DD commentator.
Virtual Media Commentators can greet site visitors and communicate compelling value propositions regarding products and services, as well as guide potential customers to fill in web forms or contact an organization to make an inquiry.
When commentators start telling you what you can already see and clearly read, something is sorely amiss - either that, or the said TV commentator is not taking his role seriously enough.
In that piece, Harwood focused on the enormous influence exercised by members of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) who occupy top positions in the media: editors, publishers, reporters, commentators, columnists.
KCRW manager Ruth Seymour said when she initially decided to give the Loh the boot, she hadn't known the Van Nuys-based commentator had been in the habit of asking an engineer to cleanse her comments before air time.
The Spanish commentator simply looked directly into the camera, shook his head sadly and mused: "One wonders what type of human being can refer to the death of a child as 'collateral damage.