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  • Richard Farr

Lynching the language too

No surprise that the President has rushed to the aid of Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, whose campaign in Mississippi has been threatened by a failure to hide a desperate desire to win over all available racists. (“If [this supporter] invited me to a public hanging, I’d be in the front row.”)

And either Donorrhea or Hyde-Smith herself, if correctly quoted, did a grand job of clarifying the situation:

She called me, she said, ‘I said something that I meant exactly very different,’ and I heard an apology loud and clear.

As Orwell remarked about an earlier generation of worthless, unforgivable authoritarian creeps, insincerity is the enemy of clear language.

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