Skip to comments.The Associated Press Revises Another Politically Charged Term
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.
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This is why I avoid AP
Rush Limbaugh just brought this up.
While they continue to insert adjectives like "controversial", "right-wing", or "ultra-conservative". No labels, yeah, right.
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.”
All propaganda all the time.
'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?'
'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.
I pride myself on being politically incorrect as often as possible.
“Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play”
Un-Documented gunowner has a nice ring too
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.
Forgot who said that.
Down the memory hole...
Works for Me.
Orwell was truly prescient.
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.’
Wetback is a term reserved for illegal aliens that cross the Rio Grande River into TEXAS.
AP ought to revise the word “Mexican” to “untransported American” or “Future Democrat Voter”. Either will work.
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.
“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.”
Mat 5, 2013 Street Poster Idea:
“AMNESTY for Illegal Aliens, NO!
HOSTILITY to Illegal Aliens, YE$$$$$$!”
How are public perceptions shaped? When was the last time you did NOT use the euphemisms “gay”, “choice”, “social justice”?!
Not a chance! Those two words are mutually exclusive!
Umm...I guess maybe illegal TEXANS is appropriate there
Not a chance! Those two words are mutually exclusive!
Has anyone told the wetbacks?