Friday, May 16, 2008

code language

Here's the number one story in today's Salt Lake Tribune--A-1, top of the fold all that--"Utah Dems hunt for GOP converts" and features pictures of "moderate" Republicans targeted by the state Democratic Party. Notice the word "converts?" They could have used the word "switch," but instead a religiously loaded term was chosen.

It not so subtly implies
  1. Democrats aren't LDS
  2. Republicans are LDS
  3. These targets are potentially corruptable souls
  4. It is your job, dear reader, to keep those Democrats from bribing these Republicans from switching sides

And this article isn't in the Deseret News, whose Editor-in-Chief is the former GOP state party chair. Anyone who calls the local media liberal just isn't paying attention.

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