Such knee-jerk negativity is both premature and counterproductive.
Such knee-jerk flag-waving is anathema to Banville, a writer who despises nationalism in all forms.
There is always a danger of a knee-jerk reaction in these situations, and imposing lots of needless rules on companies going on perfectly well without them.
They still managed to produce a perfectly reasonable constitutional document that deserves far more respect than it has received from the knee-jerk critics here at home.
Blogging, and any form of personal publishing, tends to be filled with a lot of reactionary and knee-jerk opinion.
Too often this country resorts to the knee-jerk in order to effect social change, maybe we just need to be a bit more inventive in the way we approach the problem.
Jones accused the American authorities of a knee-jerk response to its corporate scandals and said it was symptomatic of a protectionist economy.
My initial instinct is to take her side, but that's fairly obviously just a knee-jerk response on my part.
This announcement seems to be more of a knee-jerk reaction than a considered response to a terrible problem.
Deans emphasizes that future rape cases will be weighed individually; there will be no knee-jerk decision based on newspaper policies.