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!