Monday, November 27, 2006

Doublespeaking On Abortion

Calvin Woodward wrote a clever piece for the Associated Press about the loose use of "doublespeak" in Washington, D.C. However, this informative, insightful article is getting stiffed by most of the media powers that be, the result being that the piece is being printed primarily by such smaller outlets as the Gainesville Sun, the Rutland Herald, the Helena Independent, and the Tuscon Citizen here.

Do you think the reason most editors are passing up this otherwise very catchy article is, because among the many other examples of distorted language, there is this inclusion also -- Democrats will go to the wall in defense of abortion rights without uttering that unpleasant word, abortion. Instead, they are champions of "choice" or, in a less guarded moment, "reproductive choice."