Weaponizing language: The new ‘AP Stylebook’ launches assault on truth

Weaponizing language: The new ‘AP Stylebook’ launches assault on truth
George Orwell (Image: AP)

[Ed. – How many ways can the Left find to distort the truth, to impose a radical agenda, and to silence dissent? The war is just beginning.]

But there’s another attack on our freedom to receive real information that is even more insidious than the glut of news actors spewing gossip 24/7: the changing and controlling the language itself, while making sure journalists everywhere conform to a liberal and politically correct version of events. Certain words are banned, while others which are meant to influence readers ideologically, are promoted.

You don’t need to go to George Orwell for this story, you just need to read the annual Associated Press guide called the “Stylebook,” which is ostensibly meant to help journalists with issues concerning basic things like punctuation, grammar and, yes, which words to use.

A red flag should shoot up for you when we consider a media entity directing other journalists on which words to use because, after all, word choice is an inherently personal decision, especially for writers. The left understands that he who controls definition controls the issues, and with political correctness they continue to weaponize language and communication.

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