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Normally an air accident investigation would involve a swarm of hard-nosed engineers and scientists poring over wreckage.
hard-nosed criticism is squeezed out by soft stories, gossip and fluff.Music Criticism Has Degenerated Into Lifestyle Reporting | Ted Gioia | March 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Politics is a hard-nosed game, and the right has been playing Marquess of Queensbury Rules for a long time on this,” he said.Al Sharpton, ‘PoliticsNation’ Advertisers Targeted in New Boycott | David Freedlander | October 7, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Documents released by the British archives reveal Thatcher as a hard-nosed opponent of Israel's West Bank settlement project.
To me this would demonstrate a hard-nosed determination that all citizens should find frightening.Why I Fear the Aryan Brotherhood—and You Should, Too | Anonymous | April 1, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
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