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The Associated Press Revises Another Politically Charged Term
http://www.usnews.com/ ^ | April 5,2013 | Steven Nelson

Posted on 04/05/2013 9:34:55 AM PDT by Biggirl

Following on the heels of the Tuesday decision by The Associated Press to discontinue use of the term "illegal immigrant," the news agency on Thursday revised its stylebook entry for another politically charged term.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ap; apillegals; illegalaliens; illegals; illegalscriminals; islamist; sourcetitlenoturl; undocumenteddemocrat; waronterror

1 posted on 04/05/2013 9:34:55 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

This is why I avoid AP


2 posted on 04/05/2013 9:40:21 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Rush Limbaugh just brought this up.


3 posted on 04/05/2013 9:47:07 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
The AP's decision to discontinue "illegal immigrant" was part of an ongoing process of "ridding the Stylebook of labels," the organization's senior vice president and executive editor, Kathleen Carroll, said in a blog post.

While they continue to insert adjectives like "controversial", "right-wing", or "ultra-conservative". No labels, yeah, right.

4 posted on 04/05/2013 9:52:47 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Viennacon

John Brennan, President Obama’s chief national security adviser for counter-terrorism: “Our enemy is not terrorism because terrorism is but a tactic. Our enemy is not terror because terror is a state of mind and, as Americans, we refuse to live in fear. Nor do we describe our enemy as jihadists or Islamists because jihad is holy struggle, a legitimate tenet of Islam meaning to purify oneself or one’s community.”


5 posted on 04/05/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Biggirl
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6 posted on 04/05/2013 9:53:35 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Biggirl

All propaganda all the time.


7 posted on 04/05/2013 9:54:08 AM PDT by sergeantdave (No, I don't have links for everything I post)
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To: Biggirl
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8 posted on 04/05/2013 9:56:13 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Biggirl
Syme describing to Winston Smith the "progress" of the language in 1984, Chapter 5

'It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well. It isn't only the synonyms; there are also the antonyms. After all, what justification is there for a word which is simply the opposite of some other word? A word contains its opposite in itself. Take "good", for instance. If you have a word like "good", what need is there for a word like "bad"? "Ungood" will do just as well -- better, because it's an exact opposite, which the other is not. Or again, if you want a stronger version of "good", what sense is there in having a whole string of vague useless words like "excellent" and "splendid" and all the rest of them? "Plusgood" covers the meaning, or " doubleplusgood" if you want something stronger still. Of course we use those forms already. but in the final version of Newspeak there'll be nothing else. In the end the whole notion of goodness and badness will be covered by only six words -- in reality, only one word. Don't you see the beauty of that, Winston? It was B.B.'s idea originally, of course,' he added as an afterthought.

...

'You haven't a real appreciation of Newspeak, Winston,' he said almost sadly. 'Even when you write it you're still thinking in Oldspeak. I've read some of those pieces that you write in The Times occasionally. They're good enough, but they're translations. In your heart you'd prefer to stick to Oldspeak, with all its vagueness and its useless shades of meaning. You don't grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year?'

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'Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it. Every concept that can ever be needed, will be expressed by exactly one word, with its meaning rigidly defined and all its subsidiary meanings rubbed out and forgotten. Already, in the Eleventh Edition, we're not far from that point. But the process will still be continuing long after you and I are dead. Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. Even now, of course, there's no reason or excuse for committing thoughtcrime. It's merely a question of self-discipline, reality-control. But in the end there won't be any need even for that. The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. Newspeak is Ingsoc and Ingsoc is Newspeak,' he added with a sort of mystical satisfaction.

9 posted on 04/05/2013 9:56:46 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: sergeantdave

Administration Propaganda


10 posted on 04/05/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Biggirl
I suggest they substitute “wet-back”.
11 posted on 04/05/2013 10:00:15 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Biggirl
How about using the term,

"Uninvited Immigrant".

12 posted on 04/05/2013 10:01:07 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: Biggirl

I pride myself on being politically incorrect as often as possible.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 10:01:35 AM PDT by basil (basil, 2ASisters.org)
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To: Falcon4.0

“Uninvited Criminal”


14 posted on 04/05/2013 10:01:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Huskrrrr

“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play”

Joseph Goebbels


15 posted on 04/05/2013 10:10:16 AM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: Biggirl

Un-Documented gunowner has a nice ring too


16 posted on 04/05/2013 10:12:56 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: kevkrom

Isn’t it interesting how the AP and others describe Ben Carson’s comments on poop sex “marriage” as “controversial”, but anybody who comes out and supports turd poker “marriage” publicly is never described as “controversial”? The scumbag Democrat “mainstream” newsrooms have a pretty slick way of turning the world upside down to promote their political party.


17 posted on 04/05/2013 10:18:15 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Biggirl
Control the language, and you control the population.

Forgot who said that.

5.56mm

18 posted on 04/05/2013 10:20:23 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Biggirl

Down the memory hole...


19 posted on 04/05/2013 10:22:48 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Biggirl

20 posted on 04/05/2013 10:25:28 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: dfwgator

Works for Me.


21 posted on 04/05/2013 10:37:07 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: KarlInOhio
You don't grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year?'

Orwell was truly prescient.

22 posted on 04/05/2013 10:44:03 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: Biggirl

Whatever the AP finds acceptable today, say, ‘XYZ,’ will be unacceptable tomorrow when people understand what it means. It’s the left’s attempt to control what people think by controlling language. But you cannot make people think the sky is not blue by banning the use of the word ‘blue.’


23 posted on 04/05/2013 10:47:57 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: immadashell

Wetback is a term reserved for illegal aliens that cross the Rio Grande River into TEXAS.


24 posted on 04/05/2013 11:24:48 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Biggirl

AP ought to revise the word “Mexican” to “untransported American” or “Future Democrat Voter”. Either will work.


25 posted on 04/05/2013 11:27:46 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Graewoulf

That is very Texas centric. They have to cross the Tijuana River to get into the US in San Diego. They have to cross the Colorado in parts of Arizona, I believe. They are all mojados. It’s not pejorative except in the manner in which it is used; it simply describes how they got here.


26 posted on 04/05/2013 11:29:55 AM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: Defiant

Good points.

“Wetback” is a term that some Federal official got criticized this week for using, sooooooo if it upsets the Federal PC Word Police, then it must be used as often as possible!

Since 1200 miles of the 2000 miles of US/Mexican Border belong to TEXAS, that means that 60 % trumps the remaining 40 % for naming rights of the illegal scum that spills over from Mexico.

In the interest of reviving the use of the term “Wetback”, I suppose that there is room for a “Grand Bargain” if it is done in a “balanced way.”

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Mat 5, 2013 Street Poster Idea:

“AMNESTY for Illegal Aliens, NO!
HOSTILITY to Illegal Aliens, YE$$$$$$!”


27 posted on 04/05/2013 11:53:16 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
Umm...I guess maybe illegal TEXANS is appropriate there.
28 posted on 04/05/2013 11:58:16 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: Biggirl

American Pravda


29 posted on 04/05/2013 12:07:19 PM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: Biggirl

How are public perceptions shaped? When was the last time you did NOT use the euphemisms “gay”, “choice”, “social justice”?!


30 posted on 04/05/2013 12:09:58 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: immadashell

Not a chance! Those two words are mutually exclusive!


31 posted on 04/05/2013 12:20:30 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
Wetback is a term reserved for illegal aliens that cross the Rio Grande River into TEXAS

Umm...I guess maybe illegal TEXANS is appropriate there

Not a chance! Those two words are mutually exclusive!

Has anyone told the wetbacks?

32 posted on 04/05/2013 2:21:33 PM PDT by immadashell
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