Journalists Frame The Language of Truth

by Rachel Gertz

Jim Harris of the Huffington Post has something to say. And what we hear depends on just how he says it. We know journalists shape the messages they wish to convey through the complexity of language: nuance, innuendo, critical tone, word choice, semantics. They’re all tools that can shift meaning.

Jim knows this, too, and that’s why he doesn’t want you getting swayed by semantics when journalists lightly refer to our recent election fraud in Canada as a case of ‘folly’.

Choose your words carefully. You’re shaping the future with them as they fall off your tongue.

“The language we use to describe a situation, the words that a journalist uses in their coverage of an issue, literally frame the issue and how we think about it.

This isn’t a story about “dirty tricks,” it’s about election fraud. This isn’t “stupid,” it’s illegal. This isn’t “folly,” it was a deliberate, systematic, strategic, targeted campaign to steal the election. This isn’t “voter suppression,” it’s stealing democracy.”


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