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Last week I posted Part I of a series where I laid out examples of activists, columnists, professors and journalists manipulating language to marginalize their opponents, stifle debate and push legislation.   Continuing on with that theme here are more examples.

TortureIf you watch Keith Olbermann on any given night, you would think the debate regarding torture and “Enhanced Interrogation Techniques” is a closed one.  (more…)

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Sounds About Right....

Straightforward eloquence is not a virtue we have been subjected to lately. Disillusionment seems to reign the day as cognitive dissonance and a near universal lack of objectivity has permeated even our most trustworthy sources of news and information.  Although hyperbole and self-aggrandizement are nothing new, their effectiveness and usage rates seem to be increasing exponentially.  In short, activists, commentators, journalists, professors, and even pastors have played a part in Stealing Language.     (more…)

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