Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The ABC ban speech

In George Orwell's 1984, he wrote of a future society where an ultra-socialist government regulates everything, and even removes words from the English language to suit its own needs. Well the ABC has warned its journalists to refrain from using the word "terrorist", as it may connote some kind of bias or lack of neutrality in its reporting.
Here are the expected results, from an ABC news radio announcer (hat tip: Tim Blair):

The involvement of Hamas in activities which are not compatible with western standards ...