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Is This Inaccurate?

I am still re-reading Phil Agre’s marathon treatise about conservatism-as-aristocracy and was brought up short by this sudden, stand-alone, one-sentence paragraph.

The word “inaccurate” has become something of a technical term in the political use of public relations. It means “differs from our message”.

I feel like we should keep this in mind the next time a newspaper refers to intentional, obvious, and overt lies by, say, the President of the United States merely as “inaccurate”.

This post originally was published 2 years ago by Bix Frankonis on Posts older than a decade might not reflect my current views.