Wednesday, April 15, 2009

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Newspeak headline (WSJ): NSA Exceeds Legal Limits In Eavesdropping Program
Oldspeak: NSA Breaks Laws In Eavesdropping Program

Newspeak headline (NYT): N.S.A.’s Intercepts Exceed Limits Set by Congress
Oldspeak: N.S.A.’s Intercepts Break Laws Passed by Congress

Exceeding (Legal) Limits, a coincidence that both papers use the same euphemistic phrase? No, that's bona fide Newspeak.

Learn, Comrades!


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