Can someone explain to me what is going on with these words? Why all the hoopla?
I must be thick headed because I still don’t understand why they were banned and why it matters.
First of all, the word “banned” was used by The Hill. I doubt very much the Trump admin said anything stronger than “suggested”.
But “banned” makes it sound like evil censorship (the usual demonizing) and attracts more readers.
Secondly, controlling the language is something the left has been doing for years . . . but when the right tries it, it’s evil, or otherwise fraudulent.
Joe Sixpack’s thinking is heavily influenced by the words that are used (pollsters use this fact all the time) . . . hence the left’s word control.
A little pushback in this arena is long overdue (and the left doesn’t like it . . . hence the article framing this as censorship).
True, BobJam. Any proposal by the left, the media refers to it as a “plan.” If it involves Republicans, it’s called a “plot.” Notice the different TONES.
It seems to me that Trump is playing the left’s own game against them. I particularly liked the ban on “fetus”. Fetus is much more ambiguous than “baby” or “child”. After all, a fetus is simply the content of a woman’s uterus. Easily disposed of…