Saturday, September 24, 2005

Someone Pass Me the Thesaurus!

California Conservative points this out..... As I'm sure you're all aware, The magical, mystery Cindy Sheehan bus tour is descending upon Washington D.C. today. You can read about it here. Oh wait...."Demonstrator" sounds so....unsym...pathetic. So 3 hours later, Yahoo replaces "Demonstrators" with "Anti-War Mothers". Same article, altered headline. I'm not exactly trying to point out bias; just how our choice of words can color perception and influence interpretation. Oh wait...that does demonstrate bias, doesn't it? Like "bomber"/"terrorist"/"freedom fighter".

(Click onto the jpg image to magnify)

I just got back from downtown Little Tokyo and had no idea that there were anti-war protests going on blocks away closer to City Hall. I assume to coincide with the Sheehanites flocking out to Washington DC. I took pix and will post 'em up this weekend.


Blogger Mark said...

Aint semantics fun?

Sunday, September 25, 2005 11:44:00 AM  

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