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sanction
noun

  1. a threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule; syn. punish
  2. official permission or approval for an action; syn. reward
verb
  1. [to] give permission or approval for an action
  2. [to] impose a sanction [SIC, circular definition] or penalty on [A PERSON]

:: Your E. Morrow Moment::
When next you encounter the word "sanction", please render in stead the common synonym appropriate for the context in which "society" or its agency, the state, is said to regulate the behavior of its members. Common usages, sanctioned by the AP Style Manual, such as
US sanctions Russia.
Pope sanctions slavery.
frequently exploit the ambiguity of this term for unknown reasons.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Jul 3rd, 2017 at 01:14:11 PM EST
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The Hill team reports on DICTION.
A journalism stylebook is supposed to provide universal guidelines for writers when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization, and so on. This includes choosing certain words over others. The original intent of word preference was to use words that are more neutral than others.

"Censors" Rather Than Editors Quash Free Speech Rights?
Even when individual authors do not adhere to the bias of AP Style, it often doesn't matter. If they submit an article to a mainstream media outlet, they will likely see their words edited to conform. A pro-life author who submits a piece taking a position against abortion will see the words "pro-life" changed to "anti-abortion," because the AP Stylebook instructs, "Use anti-abortion instead of pro-life and pro-abortion rights instead of pro-abortion or pro-choice.

< wipes tears >
And there's one more problem. Journalists don't always use the AP Stylebook when it would "water down" words that favor liberals. For example, the guide instructs journalists to "try to avoid describing political leanings." However, journalists usually ignore the guide in referring to Republicans as "right wing." At the same time, they almost never describe Democrats as "left-wing."

How the AP Stylebook censors 'pro-life' and other ["]conservative words["]

&tc.

AP Stylebook
Chicago StManual of Styleylebook
Rt. Hon. Quarter Master Geo. Orwell Six Commandments
Ebonics Lexicon and Grammar (not online)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Jul 9th, 2017 at 09:42:09 PM EST
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For example, the guide instructs journalists to "try to avoid describing political leanings." However, journalists usually ignore the guide in referring to Republicans as "right wing." At the same time, they almost never describe Democrats as "left-wing."

Well, very few, probably less than 50, Congressional Democrats are really 'left wing'. Neo-liberals, the majority, are NOT 'Left wing' in any traditional sense, though they try hard to redefine terms. Anything to be able to keep taking the money.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jul 10th, 2017 at 03:06:10 AM EST
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You can say that again!

Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsor Senate Bill That Would Make Boycotting Israel A Felony

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are among 43 U.S. Senators who have co-sponsored the Anti-Israel Boycott Act [H.R. 1697/S. 720], a bill that the ACLU wote the First Amendment" in a letter to lawmakers urging them to oppose the bill.
The bill  seeks to expand  the ExportnAdministration  Act of 1979 and the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 which,  among  other things,  prohibit  U.S. persons from complying with a foreign  governme nt's request to boycott a country friendly
to the U.S.

[...]
Violators of the law "would be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison" according to the ACLU's letter.
[...]
Speaking in the Senate on French President Emmanuel Macron's support of Israel earlier this week, Senator Schumer criticized the BDS movement as anti-Semitic.

"Anti-Zionism, unfortunately, continues to bubble up in many different forms. There is perhaps no greater example than the pernicious effort to delegitimize Israel through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. The BDS movement is a deeply biased campaign that I would say, in similar words to Mr. Macron, is a 'reinvented form of anti-Semitism' because it seeks to impose boycotts on Israel and not on any other nation."

Quite the authoritarian pivot, wouldn't you agree? I can't wait to see what the Russians will force Teh DERPs do next!

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Jul 21st, 2017 at 12:32:10 AM EST
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