Translating 8 of the Media's Code Words to Reveal Their Imperial Mindset
The corporate media uses its own private dictionary to casually launder tragedy and hostility toward outsiders. "If thought corrupts language," George Orwell once reasoned, "language can also corrupt thought." This is how the immoral can seem banal, the cruel sanitized and the trite profound. In his time these nuggets of discourse included, "bestial atrocities," "iron heel," "bloodstained tyranny," and "free peoples of the world, stand shoulder to shoulder."