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If you’ve ever read the book 1984 by George Orwell, you have a pretty good idea of what a society might look like when the citizens can’t actually trust their sources of information.  In the book, the government controlled all data, and simply changed the definitions of words to reflect the meaning they wanted them to have.

If you’re thinking of “fake news,” you’re not alone.  But in 2017’s America, it’s not just the news media that’s creating falsehoods.  Now, even our dictionaries are changing the definitions of words to play into politics.  Case in point.  Recently, the New York Times wrote an article about how the Donald Trump administration was investigating whether they is discrimination in college admissions… against whites:

In response, Dictionary.com tweeted:

 

So now, the liberal news organizations are being “backed up” by supposedly bias-free research tools? Cheeky and attention-getting? Yes. But, is that what we want our sources of data to be doing?  Definitely not.

No.  Actually, this is the definition of “Orwellian,” and it is very disturbing that our society is welcoming this as some sort of snarky coolness.  Instead, it’s a shame that even our movies, our television shows, our sports, and now even our dictionaries are affected by political correctness.  Is anything in America immune to this sort of political angling?

According to the Daily Caller, this isn’t the first time this organization has decided to rudely wade into hot debates:

Dictionary.com received criticism in 2014 for example sentences for the word “homeschool.”

“If you want to keep your kids from reality and turn them into mindless automaton copies of yourself, homeschool them, said one example. “If she can’t find anyone willing to validate her helicopter parenting, she’ll homeschool,” suggested another.

Nice.  Well, if you’re wondering if there’s any actually unbiased place on the internet, now ya know.

About The Author

Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at MarkMeckler.com, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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