Doublespeak


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Doublespeak

A political term referring to the practice of issuing contradictory statements. For example, doublespeak may involve a government publicly blaming the previous administration when things go poorly and taking credit when things go well. The term is strongly associated with government propaganda. See also: Doublethink.
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As far as the Palestinian issue is concerned, Obama's call to Israel to return to 1967 borders again shows his doublespeak as it was he who had told the Palestinians that even if the United Nations General Assembly voted in favour of a separate state in September, that would not lead to the formation of a new country for the Palestinian people.
Lutz serves as director of the English Graduate Program at Rutgers, has served as the head of the Committee on Public Doublespeak for the National Council of Teachers of English since 1971, and is editor of the Quarterly Review of Doublespeak.
Indeed, Robinson-Patman is an exercise in governmental doublespeak, simultaneously exhorting free market values while effectively outlawing them: In the name of supporting competition, the statute effectively forbids sellers and buyers from jockeying for the best terms possible - that is, from competing.
We will go to the people and expose the doublespeak of the BJP.
For the past eight years, we have been conned by Fianna Fail doublespeak and hoodwink.
Clearly this is political doublespeak particularly since the small take for research purposes will not have any negative impact on the stock," said Ohsumi.
The Dodgers this year under Malone have become the masters of doublespeak and subterfuge.
Pentagon war hawks had no monopoly on doublespeak, as countless victims of "cultural revolutions," "reeducation camps," and "agrarian land reforms" could testify.
Clearly lost in the thicket of energy policy, the Davis administration is doing a lot of doublespeak.
And at a December "entitlement summit" in Pennsylvania, Clinton took doublespeak to new heights when he argued that the only way to rein in federal entitlement spending was to create a brand new entitlement--a right to government-funded health care.
The people will no longer be fooled by the doublespeak of Adams, McGuinness and Co.
Well, not exactly, but this is the kind of doublespeak we have come to expect from politicians.