"If you've retired, you don't have anything to worry about -- third time I've said that. (Laughter.) I'll probably say it three more times. See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda. (Applause.)"
-- George W. Bush, May 2005
by George Orwell
WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH
The basic idea behind Newspeak was to remove all shades of meaning from language, leaving simple dichotomies (pleasure and pain, happiness and sadness, good thoughts and thoughtcrimes) which reinforce the total dominance of the State.
Orwellian Language of Big Government
by Mark Schmidt, National Taxpayers Union, Jun 22, 2004
a professor of linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley where he has taught since 1972
the issues: UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff tells how conservatives use
language to dominate politics
By Bonnie Azab Powell, UC Berkeley News, October 2003
professor George Lakoff dissects the "war on terror" and other conservative
By Bonnie Azab Powell, UC Berkeley News, August 2004
Lakoff on "Name It and Frame It" in political discourse...
interview with Christopher Lydon, November 2003
Krasny talks to linguist George Lakoff about the language of political discourse.
NPR's KQED, June 13, 2005
Don't Think of an Elephant!
Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
How Liberals and Conservatives Think
a pollster and political consultant for the Republican Party; president and CEO of Luntz Research Companies, which offers "Strategic Consulting and Message Development"
by Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker, October 2000
Luntz strategy report
Daily Kos, Feb 23rd, 2005
THE FOURTEEN WORDS NEVER TO USE
Frontline: The Persuaders: Frank Luntz