NPR's euphemisms

NPR could not bring itself to use the term "Muslim" in its report this morning on the rioting in Paris. It referred to the two teenagers whose deaths began the situation as "...of African origin." The rioters were called "immigrants."

I wonder, has anyone at NPR read George Orwell's 1984? He used the terms "newspeak" and "thought crimes". We call it political correctness. But the outcome has the same goal—thought control.

Mike McLeod, Kennesaw, GA   11 03 05

 

NPR could not bring itself to use the term "Muslim" in its report this morning on the rioting in Paris. It referred to the two teenagers whose deaths began the situation as "...of African origin." The rioters were called "immigrants."

I wonder, has anyone at NPR read George Orwell's 1984? He used the terms "newspeak" and "thought crimes". We call it political correctness. But the outcome has the same goal—thought control.

Mike McLeod, Kennesaw, GA   11 03 05