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The media is very adept at salting phrases into the country’s lexicon in order to persuade instead of report and quite often the words and phrases are pejorative and not intended to merely nudge but to change and shape opinions. For instance, the Nicaraguan Contras were actually good guys while the Ethnic Albanians were bad guys: Muslim insurgents who squatted and then occupied portions of Yugoslavia. The “Bush Tax Cuts” have become the pirate flag that flies over every liberal vessel when reality says it is part of the U.S. […]
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