I do appreciate your rebuttal.
But newspapers also talk to everyone. The sports section talks to people who know sports. The business sections talks to people who are into business, and each section uses language and concepts familiar to that target audience.
Why can’t WT do the same thing?
Exactly my point. Newspapers, by your own admission, talk to everyone. I challenge you to find any section of any newspaper that writes using the same dumbed down language as those two excerpts you cited.
The wt used to do exactly as newpapers do: write articles that were willing to challange the readers intellect. If that means using a dictionary, so be it. If it means rereading a passage to make sure you understand the point, mores the better.
The references you shared were startlingly poor in their composition. Ive only been gone 3 years and its jarring to read that and know where it comes from.