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The Election That Obliterated Euphemisms: Calling Lies as LIES!

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 Trump inadvertently performed a public service exposing the vulnerability of the "euphemisms used by political journalists, who are forced to acknowledge that phrases like “stretched the truth” and “fudged the facts” are useless for describing a candidate who speaks falsely in virtually every breath. Genteel circumlocution has given way to calling out lies as lies.   Editorial pages are calling racism by its name instead of phrases like: “racially inflammatory” or “racially insensitive.”  The signal moment came when, having already characterized Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists, he declared an American-born judge of Mexican descent unfit to preside -- “the textbook definition of a racist comment.” This election has made clear that racism, anti-Semitism, misogyny and xenophobia still have broad constituencies in America."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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