Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sarah Palin's Irresponsible Use of Language

From the Christian Science Monitor:
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka charged that if Republican political star Sarah Palin is not more careful in her choice of words, the political movement she has helped to create will be linked with 1950s McCarthyism
I listened to what Trumka had to say and I kept thinking of Anil Dash's commentary about how Palin uses language that he wrote during the 2008 presidential campaign (See "What is Sarah Palin Saying?").

I also wrote about Palin's distortions of fact and how she used language back then. I wrote about it more than once.

And let's not forget conservative attempts to change the meaning of the word "feminist" and misrepresenting the beliefs of Susan B. Anthony. (See "Dear Sarah Palin: Did you know Susan B. Anthony liked to pal around with socialists?") I've been wondering why do conservatives want to appropriate the word "feminist" so badly?

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