Archives : July-2019

Boris Johnson and post-truth politics Mahmut Övür writes: “The second lie was during the Brexit campaign, he ‘lied’ that ‘Turkey, with its 76 million people, will become a member of the EU’ – which was very influential in the Brexit vote. The Western media defines this feature of his character as ‘A classic Boris Johnson’. ..

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Gallery removes gay artist’s collage amidst homophobia accusations An art gallery in Wales removed a gay artist’s installation after the piece received criticisms of being homophobic. The artist says the piece speaks against homophobia. Source: Gay..

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‘Climate Denier’: Imprecise, Fallacious And Hateful “‘Climate-change denier’ is not only misleading and fallacious. It is also a smear term that crosses the line into hate speech, referencing the hateful practice of Holocaust denial. In ‘Climate Science Disinformers are Nothing like Holocaust Deniers’, climate activist Joe Romm wrote: ‘Since I lost many relatives in the ..

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Putin’s lies scrubbed from Yuval Noah Harari’s new book A bestselling author came under fire Wednesday after the Russian edition of his book on disinformation and ‘fake news’ scrapped all references to lies President Vladimir Putin has told. The Russian-language version of Yuval Noah Harari’s ’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ replaced a paragraph criticizing ..

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“…All the Rest Is Advertising” Who is the originator of this quote? George Orwell? Alfred Harmsworth? William Randolph Hearst? L. E. Edwardson? Robert W. Sawyer? Mark Rhea Byers? Brian R. Roberts? Malcolm Muggeridge? Katharine Graham? Lord Rothermere? Lord Northcliffe? Anonymous? “Whatever a patron desires to get published is advertising; whatever he wants to keep out ..

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Pelled Verb Simple past tense and past participle of ‘pell’ Source: Wiktionary Comment: No, that just defers the meaning of the noun. Pelled The frustrating experience of pedestrian traffic being slowed to a crawl by the elderly. Most commonly used in supermarket aisles, narrow sidewalks, and amusement park walkways. Source: Urban ..

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‘Post-truth’ should not be the word of 2016 According to Oxford Dictionaries the word for which 2016 will be remembered is ‘post-truth’. the term was coined in 1992, in an essay by the late Serbian-American playwright Steve Tesich [and] its use increased by 2,000 per cent this year[2016]. Before Tesich wrote his essay it referred ..

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Australia to ban climbing on Uluru from 2019 Anangu man and chairman of the board of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Sammy Wilson, said the Anangu people had felt ‘intimidation’ over the years to keep the climb open because it was a top tourist attraction [but] the group had consistently wanted to close the site, ..

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Ernie Dingo claims the first welcome Ernie Dingo and Richard Walley have emerged as the modern-day creators of the controversial ‘welcome to country’ ceremony, after visiting troupes of Pacific dancers forced their hand during a visit to Western Australia in the mid-1970s. Dr Walley believes it was the first time anything similar had been done. ..

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