Orwellian thought police enact new language rules.
The Associated Press recently published new guidelines in the 2017 version of their stylebook that forbids journalists from using politically incorrect words such as “terrorist,” “Islamist” or “migrant,” Paul Joseph Watson reported on 7/12.
“Militant, lone wolves or attackers” should be used instead of the words “terrorist” and “Islamist” according to the AP’s Orwellian language rules, which display the outlet’s left-wing bias.
“A pro-life author who submits a piece taking a position against abortion will see the words ‘pro-life’ changed to ‘anti-abortion,’ because the AP Stylebook instructs, ‘Use anti-abortion instead of pro-life and pro-abortion rights instead of pro-abortion or pro-choice,’” Rachel Alexander explains in an article for The Hill.
The AP also banned the term “illegal immigrant” and “undocumented” because it might hurt someone’s feelings. Additionally, the guidebook forbids the use of the phrase climate-change “skeptics” or “deniers.”
Instead, it instructs journalists to refer to climate “skeptics” as “those who reject mainstream climate science.”
“The stylebook also instructs writers to use confusing language about guns in order to create a negative impression about them,” Alexander writes. “Semi-automatic rifles that have add-on parts intended to increase shooting accuracy are to be called ‘assault weapons,’ despite the fact the term has referred to fully automatic weapons used by the military for years. The latter are now referred to as ‘assault rifles,’ and the two are often conflated. Adding even more to the confusion, the phrase ‘military style’ is recommended to describe assault weapons.”
Leftist social engineers who pretend to be “journalists” are clearly more interested in communist-style censorship than honest reporting.