Friday, May 22, 2009

Let's Talk About "Scary" Language

This is Acceptable Terrorizing with words:

...James Lovelock, who believes that much of Europe will be Saharan and London will be underwater within 30 years; Sir Crispin Tickell, who believes that the United Kingdom's population needs to be cut by two-thirds so the country can cope with global warming; and Timothy Flannery, who warns of sea level rises as high as "an eight-story building."

You recall the more localized versions of the same--NYC would go underwater, the State of Wisconsin will become a savannah...

In contrast, this is UN-Acceptable Terrorizing with words:

“When an entire population is targeted by a terror network, nothing is more consistent with American values than to stop them,” [Cheney] said. He would make those decisions again “without hesitation,”...

Surely, you can tell the difference!

1 comment:

John Foust said...

Let me try. The first three guys are stating what they believe, the last guy is simply lying?