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Environmental Doublespeak: Exposing Political Spin, Misrepresentations and Outright Lies About the Environment


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection )

Cher Away
- 558 days ago - livinggreenmag.com
In George Orwell's amazing (and scary) novel 1984, people used "newspeak" and "doublethink." It was soon after that the term "doublespeak" started being used to describe the words of politicians who were trying to sound like they were saying something



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Comments

Teresa W. (681)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 7:48 am
noted, thank you
 

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 9:59 am
Very clever article- thanks Cher
 

Nyack Clancy (433)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 10:56 am
So VERY true! Noted I love the example they give on "Pro-life"!

Always thought that argument should be Pro-Choice vs Anti-Choice... because it makes it sound as if one is Pro-Choice, they are therefore, Anti-Life!!!!!
 

Barbara D. (95)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:36 pm
Noted. Not just about the environment but in general!
 

Micheael Kirkbym (85)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 2:32 pm
Noted
 

Birgit W. (144)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:28 pm
What else is new! Thank you
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 4:31 pm
Alas, Orwell is alive and well. Thank you for posting this.
 

june t. (65)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 12:15 am
thanks for the article - lots of examples of doublespeak in todays world.
 

Vera Taylor (46)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:31 am
shows how really sad this human race is.
 

Penny C. (84)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 5:59 am
noted.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 1:32 pm
Noted. I don't know why they even bother wasting their breath....the "dumbing down" of America....I hope they know they're not going to get away with this. The way info is shared in a worldwide manner, they will end up losing.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 11:07 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Carol H. (229)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:41 pm
noted, thanks Cher
 
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