Skip to comments.AP Stylebook Instructs Writers Not to Use Words Like 'Pro-Life,' 'Refugee' & 'Terrorist'
Posted on 07/21/2017 7:55:59 AM PDT by johnk
The AP Stylebook, published by The Associated Press, is intended to provide universal guidelines for journalists when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and using certain words over others. The 2017 edition of the stylebook directs writers to avoid words like "pro-life," "migrant," "refugee," "Islamist" and "terrorist." Rachel Alexander, an opinion contributor for The Hill, said on "Fox & Friends" this morning that this is an attempt to promote language that liberals tend to favor. Judge Releases Man Accused of Trying to Steal NYPD Cop's Gun She explained that the guide instructs writers to use "anti-abortion" instead of "pro-life," "people struggling to enter Europe" instead of "migrant" or "refugee," and "militant," "lone wolf" or "attacker" instead of "terrorist" or "Islamist." She said if authors do not adhere to that style when they submit an article to a mainstream media outlet, they will likely see their words edited to conform. "The mainstream media claims that it's not biased, but it's got this bias built into its own words," Alexander said. "And we're seeing these words increasingly scrubbed from news articles and replaced by politically correct words instead." She said it's ridiculous to sanitize the English language and censor "conservative words." "It's a bias against conservatives, and it's getting worse every year," Alexander said. The guide advises against using the terms "illegal immigrant" and "undocumented" years after "illegals" and "aliens" were thrown out. Alexander noted in her piece that the stylebook includes an entry on climate change that "includes an extensive discussion with seemingly authoritative evidence of manmade global warming." Watch more above.
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Journalism has done a 180 degree turn in 75 years.
See the common man can get the facts without the assistance of these "reporters".
We don't need people reporting what is coming across the "wire" anymore.
We can investigate and read for ourselves.
Good bye MSM, you are no longer needed.
We wouldn’t do bad to ditch the word “terrorist”, as the definition is entirely subjective.
The days when we allow the communists to control the speech are over.
This is just another way to promote Political Correctness.
The Ministry of Propaganda massages the language to control the populace.
It’s amazing how sow many people allow themselves to be persuaded by people they would never have a conversation with on the street.
Most of these “NETWORK” people you would never invite into your home.
We allow them to shape our world views without even questioning their credentials or sources.
I wouldn’t even allow them near the pig pen.
So journalists of this ilk might more truthfully be termed "professional liars".
The Nazis were also big into colorful euphimisms to hide their crimes.
Let the AP use its own style book. Let FoxNews use its own. And so on. Who the F is the AP? F those MFers.
You're really in a bad place when the truth becomes offensive.
Plus, "anti-abortion" wouldn't suffice as it wouldn't cover those who'd allow abortion to save the life of the mother. "Pro-life" would still be more fitting.
How Word Preferences in the AP Styleguide Reveal Bias
Prochoice is actually proabort, no matter what a woman WOULD choose. Margaret Sanger herself said ‘no more babies’.
Does it list all the new pronouns that wackos use?
Because TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.
Pro murder believe that pro-life people only care about kids in the womb, but after wards the kids are on their own. They are nuts.
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