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Language is a key concern in the discussion, with Moats emphasizing how much legislative caviling surrounded the phrase "civil union" and its relation to "marriage.
There should be no caviling at his determination to treat with equal attention all manner of written (and some iconic) manifestations of royalism -- satires, printed texts of parliamentary speeches, occasional news pamphlets and periodic newsbooks, argumentative tracts, as well as the Cavalier verse of one's expectation.
Quibbling, equivocating, caviling critics claim it is impossible for a journalist to be objective.