Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Man I hate double-speak

Isn't saying "The Japanese Government will bear most of the burden" the same thing as saying "the citizens of Japan will have to pay more in taxes for perhaps multiple decades to recover from the damage that ultimately was caused by private for-profit industry while those companies who are really responsible for poor design and inadequate safety measures will be free to return to profitability as soon as possible"?

I mean - why wouldn't the NYT just call a spade a spade?

1 comment:

hoblescotch said...

Well I personally LOVE doublespeak. I find it comforting that I can be lied to in ways that make me feel better about the pointless existence I am being forced to live.