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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The verbal gymnastics that most commentators go through to explain how the best horse has lost a race does nothing for viewer confidence.
The old excuses won't wash any more, no matter how good paramilitary-linked politicians are at verbal gymnastics.
Although the author has little time for the verbal gymnastics of Marber and his cronies - whose work he categorizes as 'cocaine theatre' - he is passionate in his defence of 'controversial' writers such as David Harrower, Mark Ravenhill and the late Sarah Kane.
All sorts of verbal gymnastics are used to say that this party is not 'far-right' but 'populist'.
Mr Brown has admitted he might have misinformed the public but categorically denies he lied - a form of verbal gymnastics with uncanny echoes of President Clinton's 'it depends on what your definition of is is'.
Paragraph 4 is wildly incoherent and paragraph 5, its verbal gymnastics notwithstanding, gives the impression, not of the clearly and precisely enunciated message contained in the documents recently made public by the Vatican Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith regarding the pastoral care of homosexual persons, but rather of a watered-down moral code intended to please the world.
It is only by such a piece of verbal gymnastics that she identifies Foote, the son of a middle-class customs officer who educated himself to become a skilled literary critic, as a prime exemplar of "class insurgency and class repression" (49).
And Bob Dole, with a set point frozen below zero, has placed all his chips on Suddenly Susan Molinari, whose verbal gymnastics are supposed to save the GOP if she can just stick her landing at the Republican Games in San Diego.
Formes fixes, sound systems, and sound patterns are central especially to the first and final chapters, but the analysis of verbal gymnastics forms a leitmotiv in the remainder.
Because the coalition is in constant danger of violating the Catholic Church's prohibition on artificial birth control, staffers get around the problem with verbal gymnastics worthy of Thomist philosophers.
He employed all sorts of verbal gymnastics, inferences, and hypothetical assumptions to try to justify his partys misleading scare campaign on the defined benefit scheme.