Positive writing models are the most helpful, but sometimes negative examples of what not to do are so glaring they just can’t be ignored.
From a lefty on Twitter, “I don’t want to be alarmist, but a GOP source just told me this: “Trump’s condition is serious. He can go either way. . . . ”
Writing at its worst. What’s more alarmist than “He can go either way”?
Own your ideas. One could write, “At the risk of being alarmist, . . . “, but if you truly don’t want to be alarmist, delete it all. Silence is often a great option.