Politics and Journalists’ Language

Why does journalism continue to fail so completely in its coverage of the outrages of Trump and the new age of American politics? Why does its language continue to provide cover for radical change, making it seem as if it’s simply business as usual? Why don’t reporters change the words they use when describing a … Continue reading Politics and Journalists’ Language

Tellin’ It Like It Is: Politics and Donald Trump’s Language

[Photo by Marc Nozell - https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcn/24622320840/, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46901376 ] [For a 2019 continuation, click here.] When Indiana Jones, played by Donald Trump, shoots the Cairo Swordsman (with Jeb Bush and a bunch of other Republicans in the role), someone in the crowd (Hillary Clinton) grabs the dropped scimitar, raises it high and runs … Continue reading Tellin’ It Like It Is: Politics and Donald Trump’s Language