You can call it censorship; you can call it Political Correctness; either way, just like the illness, it’s not fading away.
If anything, P-C is becoming more common, and as yet, the media has not entirely switched over to the new, government-approved-terminology.
Recently, submitting to political correctness the media complied and banned the use of the phrase “war on terror”.
Next, it was the term “terrorist attacks” were banned and became instead, “man-caused disasters.”
Now it’s “swine flu” is verboten; instead, they’re consistently calling it H1N1. Reporters, fall in line or they get snubbed when asking questions; anchor news people aren’t . . . . as yet; swine flu has a ring to it.
Not to be racial, and I’m not, but it’s hard not to mention this – so cleaver I can’t let it go by – – – In the deep south, long ago, it used to be said that a black man would be elected President of the U.S. when pigs fly. And, sure enough, 100 days into BHO’s term … SWINE FLU.
At least grin, while you’re shaking your head.