Politics of language
A turn of a phrase tells a lot about where you stand on a political issue. There's pro-life and anti-abortion, for example. But journalists find themselves caught when trying to describe what certain groups stand for when they use the politicized lingo.
- Alicia Shepard: NPR ombudsman.
- Karlyn Kohrs Campbell: Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Minnesota. She is co-author of "Presidents Creating the Presidency: Deeds Done in Words" (2008).