George V. Reilly

Spinning our Hearts and Minds

Spinning our Hearts and Minds

(Originally posted to Politics at EraBlog on Thu, 14 Aug 2003 06:40:32 GMT)

Good article on how the Bush ad­min­is­tra­tion is using language to influence public opinion.

Some examples:

Civil service reform means "flex­i­bil­i­ty" to replace civil service protection with cronyism and patronage.

Pri­va­ti­za­tion justifies the notion that cor­po­ra­tions are more likely to serve the public interest than publicly owned utilities, schools and prisons.

Support the troops, a brilliant concept, suggests that if you question foreign policy or war policy, you have the deaths of our finest young men and women in uniform on your hands. Objective: to stifle public dissent.

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