Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Orwellian Doublespeak

Newsmax.com had and interesting article about the use of language in Washington D.C. The article referenced the recent finding that there is not hunger in America. Timothy Lynch of the CATO institute provides a more detailed analysis of "double speak" (pdf) with emphasis on national Security issues.

NBC caused quite a stir yesterday with its decision to use the word "Civil War" when describing the situtation in Iraq. A number of other news orgs have decided to - correctly I believe - refer to the situation as a civil war. Live it to the Daily Show to provide a comedic slant on the issue.


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