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DOUBLE SPEAK PRESS
Transcript of DOUBLE SPEAK PRESS
Morning Edition, September 8, 2015
During his speech, Trump attacks...
They're bringing crime. They're rapists.
Political Asperations: Donald Trump
Does he suggest Mexican Deportation?
National Public Radio Responds
Many were surprised and some were outraged when during his presidential announcement speech, Trump attacked the Mexican immigration issue. "When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re
In response to Trump's announcement and his continued criticism of the Obama's immigration policy, which in November 2014 allowed more than four million undocumented immigrants new legal status, NPR's Latin American reporter Adrian Florido covers a story entitled, "Mass Deportation Sounds Unlikely but It has Happened Before."
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Vol XCIII, No. 311
by William Lutz
Language Problem: Double Speak Defined
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According to Dr. William Lutz, author of seventeen books on language, including
The New Doublespeak: Why No One Knows What Anyone's Saying Anymore
, Double speak is defined as "language which pretends to communicate but doesn’t, language which makes the bad seem good, the negative appear positive, the unpleasant attractive, or at least tolerable.”
DOUBLE SPEAK PRESS
Lori Stanton Dinger's
bid to run for White House Office
bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people."
He has gone on further to say that he believes illegal aliens and their natural born children should be sent back to Mexico, which caused quite a stir. Was he talking about forced deportation of 11 million Mexican born people and their American born children?
In the story, California State University professor and author Francisco Balderrama, discussed the mass deportation of Mexican and Mexican Americans that actually happened in the 1930's during the Great Depression. The article states, "Federal, state and local officials launched so-called 'repatriation' campaigns. They held raids in workplaces and in public places, rounded up Mexicans and Mexican-Americans alike, and deported them. The most famous of these was in downtown Los Angeles' Placita Olvera in 1931."
Here's the DoubleSpeak: "Repatriation"
Because the words "forced deportation" have negative connotations, officials preferred to use the word "repatriation" to describe their campaign in order to foster acceptance by the country as a whole. Indeed the root of the word is patriot. Who wouldn't want to be a patriot for their country and go back to the homeland? However, these campaigns separated family members - children from fathers and mothers - and therefore broke-up families and tore latino communities apart. If the unaffected public was more aware of the negative aspects of this practice there would have most likely been outcry. This word "repatriation" was chosen to help hide the ugly truth about these programs instead of calling it what it truly was. It made a bad thing sound at least tolerable.
What makes this an example of Doublespeak?
focusing on political speeches and responses