Here’s a list of the ways in which you must be trained to read the news. Often, I hear the Baron trying to figure out crime stories in order to arrive at the actual facts, not what the media reports.
Is there a name for the media’s language contortions? Do they speak Orwellian? Media-ese? Fantasy?
Maybe the whole thing is Swiftian — Brobdingnagian in its self-esteem, Lilliputian in its intellect.
Readers are invited to supply their own terminology. Neologisms are welcomed!
Amir Tsarfati calls them the median-ites.
Event Cause Narrative
Deal Failed Lack of market support Appraiser was incompetent,
for property value reported to regulatory authorities
It’s verbal deviance: discourse pollution: verbal vomit: oratorical debauchery: pulp fiction: myth-chat: the flatulization of meaning: communication effluvia: word-mincer:
fake-speak: ejaculatory perversion: lingual forgery.
Franz Kafka would be astonished how “Kafkaesque” the world has become … but after getting acquainted with Orwell and PC/MC plaque of last several decades he would probably say “Oh yeah, what else we should have expected ?” – From our perspective of average Joes it is just sad, sad beyond measure and treasonous to civilization – or rest thereof.
Didn’t American Indians refer to it as speaking with forked tongue?
I barely bother with the MSM now. I am sick of their Smears, Omissions, Lies and Distortions, which you notice form a handy acronym: SOLD. You can get equal or better quality writing and coverage now from the alternative sites, which are also more broadminded. I take particular objection to the ‘far right’ smear. We are not ‘far right,’ whatever that actually means; some of us are pretty leftwing, some pretty conservative. All I think are against mass immigration, with the emphasis on the mass.
Which is why I would propose another acronym to describe parties that oppose open borders: AMI parties. AMI: Anti Mass Immigration, a pithy and accurate description, with connotations of friendliness.
“Brobdingnagian in its self-esteem, Lilliputian in its intellect.” Brilliant!
Wonderful! I sent it to lots of people both here in the US and in Israel — we could all use a chuckle, given what a mess the world is in.
I call it the WH narrative.