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It's 1984 All Over Again and I've Got a Doublespeak Headache

Paula Puryear Martin | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics
Paula Puryear Martin

Logic and facts have gone out the window, replaced by a rhetoric that's no less persuasive in the public square for making absolutely no sense.

Cardinal Dolan Demeans Gay Relationships As He Says Church Should Be More Welcoming to Gays

John Becker | Posted 06.02.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

With respect, sir, you say that you "love" gays and lesbians, but if trivializing our relationships as mere friendships and opposing our basic rights is how you define the word "love," you can keep it.

Postmodern Stress Disorder

Landon Ross | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Landon Ross

It's a strategy that has for the most part gone unpenalized by a media which seems resigned to playing sportscaster when its real duty is referee, having manacled itself with the irrelevance that comes in the service of "balance."

Surreal Republican Scam

Bernard Radfar | Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy
Bernard Radfar

New York Times: What is the biggest secret you were told and asked not to repeat? Woody Allen: That it's not a surreal practical joke: Those Republica...

Lies, Damned Lies -- and the DoubleSpeak I Would Erase From the English Language

Johann Hari | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Johann Hari

The English language needs a spring cleaning to purge phrases that, while posing as neutral descriptions of the world, contain a hidden political agenda that then molds the assumptions of the listener.

Medical Advance Enables McCain to Talk Out of Both Sides of His Mouth

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

Campaign officials say in coming weeks the candidate will similarly support unfettered oil drilling and a switch to alternative energy sources.

VIDEO: 2008: Web Video Odyssey

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Primary season 2008 was stamped in part by internet video. We've compiled choice excerpts, including snippets from the big hits that helped shape the campaigns.

John McCain's Do Or Die Push In The Granite State

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Photo by Joshua Skaroff With just hours left to seal the deal with New Hampshire voters, Arizona Senator John McCain is presenting his final argumen...

Behind The Scenes Of The ABC News/Facebook Debate

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Last night DoubleSpeak had a behind-the-scenes view at the ABC News/Facebook debate. We spent most of the evening in the press filing center but did ...

Joe Klein On Debate: Romney Did Well 'If You're An Android'

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

After the debates were finished we spent time in the nearby spin room tracking down surrogates to get their impressions on the debate. Here are some ...

Joe Scarborough Makes His Predictions for New Hampshire

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

We just did a brief interview with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of the MSNBC's morning show, "Morning Joe." We got an up-close loo...

Huckabee, Obama Pitch Change To Granite State Youth

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Since Iowa's caucuses on Thursday there has been substantial focus on young voter turnout and its impact on election 2008. Now, the leading candidates...

Is Fox News Trying To Ruin The Ron Paul Revolution?

Matthew and Peter Slutsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Matthew and Peter Slutsky

Over eggs and toast this morning, team DoubleSpeak decided to dedicate our day to covering Ron Paul. Given the attention that is on Iowa today and th...