Take EVs in Norway for example.
The reporter used over 3000 words to say what could be said in a third or less. I wonder if he gets paid by the word.
He probably had an English teacher like I always got stuck with, one that graded essays by mass, rather than quality of content. Watch an ep of “Leave It To Beaver”. Whenever one of the kids is given a composition assignment, the teacher always required it to be so many words or pages long. Not surprisingly, this late 50s/early 60s generation is the same one demanding huge, but cheaply built, houses and SUVs.
I blame it on the lack of editors who actually edit. Writers think every word that drips from their pen or click from their keyboard is golden. It is the editors job to cruelly show them the error of their ways. Without editors we get bloated verbiage. But how did you like the play Mrs. Lincoln?