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By Bob Franken
Syndicated Columnist 

Doublespeak Double-Cross


July 12, 2018

Don't you just love doublespeak, which "deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts or reverses the meaning of words," according to the dictionary? It's the distorted language of grievance that allows society's oppressors to wallow absurdly in their contrived victimhood.

One of my favorites is a phrase used against anybody who dares oppose the nation's plutocrats, these obese cats who routinely use a small part of their ill-gotten gains to buy candidates -- oh, I'm sorry, I mean "make campaign contributions to elect officials who will return the favors by twisting the laws to protect the pro...

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