Orwell said something about Weasel words like 'unhelpful' - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Sarah
    • 09.11.10 | 23:58 (IST)

    Orwell said that political prose was formed "to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind." The word 'unhelpful' is not appropriate. If someone has a problem and another doesn't help him solve it, that is unhelpful- but it's still rather neutral. A more appropriate word is 'destructive', as Bibi is taking and defending unilateral state appropriation of occupied land that belongs to others. That is theft.

    from the article: Obama: East Jerusalem building plans 'unhelpful' to peace efforts
    First published 14:12 09.11.10 | Last updated 14:12 09.11.10
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