I’m convinced that the media has a huge clunky translation machine that automatically translates the preferred nomenclature of conservatives into liberal speak. I mean, there’s always a discrepancy between what conservatives wish to be called and what we are actually called by the media.
Reporters might type in “Pro-life” when describing us but when it runs through the media translation machine it whirrs and clunks and whizzes like something out of Star Trek and out comes…”Anti-abortion.”
There are many other changes the Media Translation Machine makes including:
Conservative = Right wing extremist
Believing Catholic = Fundamentalist
Tea Party attendee = Teabaggers
Partial birth abortion = The rarely done procedure which some opponents call partial birth abortion. (And that was a nomenclature victory for our side.)
Pro traditional marriage = Anti-gay
Believe God created the world = Creationist
Someone who questions Obama= Racist
Question Al Gore – a Global Warming Denier
I’m sure there’s a million others. Feel free to add them in the combox.
January 26, 2010 at 3:27 am
Terrorism = man-made disaster
Fox News = illegitimate news network
Reading a teleprompter = gifted orator
January 26, 2010 at 3:47 am
Liberal bias = enlightened or educated opinion.
Conservative = neanderthal
Prostitutes = Members of Congress (or sex workers)
Confiscation = paying your fair share
Entrepreneur = upper-class oppressor
Unskilled labor = lower-class oppressed
Tax-and-spend = redistributive justice
Lending irresponsibly = expanding opportunities
(You're right – it's fun and quick to play!)
January 26, 2010 at 3:49 am
Chaste = sexually repressed
Adulterer = exploring one's sexuality
Till death do you part = until someone better comes along
January 26, 2010 at 10:50 am
Constitutionalist = Birther
January 26, 2010 at 2:03 pm
Individual with no relevant work skills = community organizer
Catholic Priest = alleged child molester
Adherent to any organized faith = fanatic
Uncontrollable spending = Democratic administration
Panderer = populist
Abject failure = solid B+
January 26, 2010 at 2:20 pm
Devout, ardent, practicing Catholic = One who knows better than the Pope and 2000++ years of sacred tradition
Conservative Catholic = Extremist, non-thinking reverse of the above
January 26, 2010 at 2:35 pm
any person who allegedly committed some heinous act = former altar boy
January 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm
opponent of health care reform = fear-monger
January 26, 2010 at 5:09 pm
You forgot the most obvious one!
Pro-abortion Democrat = practicing Catholic
January 26, 2010 at 7:24 pm
Stay at home mother who homeschools = 3rd world oppressed female citizen. (or) right winger with psychosis that she will infect her children with.
January 26, 2010 at 9:02 pm
Statist = "progressive"
Question authority = "the science is settled"
dissent = "highest form of patriotism" (colloquial)
dissent = "racism" (current usage)
racism = "he misspoke"; alt "taken out of context"
January 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm
pro life = terrorist
Christian = extremist
baby = blob of tissue; parasite
child killing = reproductive choice
Anonymous = someone who doesn't want to use their real name when slamming pro-lifers because they're scared of right-wing extremist teabaggers (or maybe they know they're wrong and don't want to admit it)
January 27, 2010 at 5:40 pm
Holy smokes…. Jack Chick commented on CMR!
January 29, 2010 at 5:21 am
abstinence = "high risk behavior"
apostate = "Catholic author and speaker"
dissenting theologian = "Catholic author and speaker"
anti-Catholic = "Catholic author and speaker"