Monday, April 27, 2009

Professional Denial: Dropping Hammer on Journalists

Glenn Greenwald on the double-talk the journalism at Politico is reduced to:
George Orwell mistakenly assumed that obfuscating language designed to glorify criminal acts would be invented and normalized by government. At least in the U.S., that function is outsourced to government's most loyal and eager servants: establishment journalists. A principal reason why the government has been able to engage with impunity in the extremism and lawlessness of the last decade is because most journalists refuse even to describe it as what it is.

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