Deception & Misdirection
Language in Politics
How Bureaucrats Use Poorly Defined Terms to Expand Government Power
Can we trust statistics coming from the government?
Dr. Steven J. Allen, vice president and chief investigative officer for CRC, explains how bureaucrats use poorly defined terms to their advantage.
“Unemployment rate,” “poverty,” and “race” sound like straightforward concepts. However, government and media have framed American political discourse by using language in a way that is aimed at getting people on their side on controversial issues.
Allen’s column, Deception & Misdirection, scrutinizes the assertions of government agencies and politicians, rooting out the falsehoods and redefining the full picture. Recent articles include:
- How the fact-checkers blew “open borders”
- The Miss Universe Hoax, or ‘No good deed goes un-Clintoned’
- Birthered in the U.S.A.
Click here for the full archive of Allen’s Deception & Misdirection series.