once you start to notice these little turns of phrase you literally can’t unsee them
'protests turn violent'
'clashes with police'
'violence breaks out'
'rocked by blasts', when referring to gaza bombing
all the nice vague statements that carefully avoid mentioning an actor, because it sounds worse if you do. this violence just spontaneously started happening, it’s crazy!!!!
i’m really tired of it
Yo, I’ve studied this. They use vague language to:
A) divert attention from themselves as the aggressor
B) make whatever action was taken look unavoidable. As if, somehow, it was beyond their control.
They did the same shit with the Iraq War, is it surprising they continue to do it with Gaza and Ferguson?
(Source: ursorum, via wanderlustat10)