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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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In a remarkable example of double-speak, the council spokesman said scrapping the meals would encourage people to "develop more independent living skills".
At the EPA, however, "where double-speak ('sound science,' 'clear skies') has achieved a level that would make George Orwell envious, [the situation] is much bleaker, based on the impression that I receive from limited discussion with colleagues there," Hansen wrote.
It wallows in unbridled euphoria; it drips with double-speak, mock-sincerity, and cynicism.
Late Late Show journalist Will Hanafin has spent countless hours researching Bertie's brand of double-speak, clangers and vagaries.
When the trust finally responded to our questions - by fax - they did so in meaningless bureaucratic double-speak.
256-257) -- all as a "partnership for peace" in Orwellian double-speak, obviously.
The paperwork is full of double-speak, obscurity and vagueness, all meant to protect every party involved as much as possible.
With more than 130 member-states, ranging from the United States to Cuba and Nigeria to France, no one is shocked by its bureaucratic double-speak. For instance, the WTO's latest annual report says this about its own "activity on transparency and scope of dialogue with representatives of civil society": "Transparency with respect to WTO documents has been improved by accelerating the de-restriction process as well as by making all de-restricted documents available on the WTO website." Far from promoting transparency, this serves to cloud our understanding of the forces of global trade around the world.
I discovered that the theological double-speak and gerrymandering that philosopher Walter Kaufmann criticized in "Against Theology" [9] were not the exclusive property of conservatives.
To wail against Orwellian double-speak would be akin to wailing against sin or negative advertising in political campaigns: in a Sunday sermon (or on a Sunday talk show), it might sound good, but it's one or two steps away from reality.
A Wall Street Journal story published in 1980 told how PR writers in the nuclear power industry won the 1979 double-speak award of the National Council of Teachers of English for a "collective retreat into euphemism during the near-disaster at Three Mile Island.
Abdullah also took a dig at Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti for her double-speak on peace in the valley.