Scott Parker is typical of too many modern players; Alan Curbishley provided an example of good, firm management at a time when too many managers have to soft-pedal
in case they incur a sullen attitude from players; Paul Hart, a solid football citizen, faces the sack while his injured players recuperate in Lanzarote
So, for example, trade-union activists who are unable to win rank-and-file workers over to their "revolutionary" programs will apologize for Farrakhan and the protofascist militia movement, soft-pedal
opposition to sexism and homophobia, support tax-cut politics, and retreat from support for reproductive freedom and aggressive policy intervention to promote racial and gender equality.
Enough teachers already seem to soft-pedal
the homosexual lifestyle, to make any program with the slightest ambiguity a further danger to both student and teacher.
How much longer can leftists look the other way while West prattles on about "collective clinical depression," rampant "nihilism," and calls for a "politics of conversion" and a "love ethic" Even after watching him strain to defend the Million Man March's patriarchal foundation and soft-pedal
Farrakhan's fascist politics?
Sometimes you may feel that in the interest of credibility it is better to soft-pedal
these changes and hope to see improvement, but incrementally.
Presumably, a lower rating would have led to criticism that the network was trying to soft-pedal
the graphic violence in "Brooklyn South.
The game takes on even greater significance because of United boss Alex Ferguson's controversial comments over whether Pearce would soft-pedal
because Newcastle provide the opposition in his benefit game next week.
He plays Solomon with a powerful inner strength, yet he never soft-pedals
the silent nightmare that is Solomon's daily existence.