use of words

Media

Riot? Insurrection? Words matter in describing Capitol siege

At first, viewed from a distance, it was a rally or protest. Then it became an assault, a riot, an insurrection, domestic terrorism or even a coup attempt. The language used by the American media to describe last week’s Capitol siege proves one thing whatever your perspective: Words matter. The coverage has sent Americans scurrying

Opinion

Opinion: Words Matter — For Some, Not Others

Sarah Silverman simply exposed publicly what many of us suspected. A double-standard. Just after Thanksgiving, comedian-actor Silverman uttered the magic words in her little tattle-tale on Hollywood: “That comedy I did, it was like, ‘Oh, it’s OK because you know I don’t mean it.’ But then it also is kind of like, ‘We’re liberal, so we

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