Joseph simonson at Washington Examiner reported Friday that Politico is the latest outlet to order its staff not to use the word “crisis” when reporting on the massive influx of illegal immigrants to the southern border.
A Politico official called the move inspired by an earlier Associated Press memo. Simonson quoted an internal Politico memo that mimics the PA’s warnings:
“Avoid labeling the current situation as a crisis, although we can cite others that use this language while providing context. While the sharp increase in the arrival of unaccompanied minors is a problem for border officials, a political challenge for the Biden administration, and a dire situation for many migrants making the journey, it does not fit the definition from the dictionary of a crisis, “the memo” If you use the word “crisis”, we have to ask what and from whom. “
… in the future, explains the memo, Politico staff should avoid using terms “that could present migrants as a negative and harmful influence. “
“Avoid emotional words like assault, tidal wave, flood, flood, surge, invasion, army, march, stealth, and stealth.”
In other words, “crisis” in itself is somewhat of a racially offensive term.
Alone personal website, Parthasarathy, in his twenties, earlier lamented that society was stuck in a lack of whiteness:
Being a person of color is like that: when I returned to France, where I was studying abroad, from a weekend in London, I was with three white / white friends passing through. All three entered the country without a problem, but I had to wait several more minutes while the duty officer took my fingerprints.
Mollie Hemingway quickly noted on Friday that a search for “Trump crisis” on Politico found over 14,000 results.
– Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 22, 2021
Our research found immediate reference to “Trump’s impeachment crisis,” Trump’s coronavirus crisis, “” a “crisis with Iran,” a “Christmas crisis with North Korea,” “Trump unloads on Romney as the Ukrainian crisis worsens “and” Trump cares crisis after crisis, “all on the first page of the results. Simonson lists other uses of the C word:
In October last year, the outlet reported on the “empty retail space” “crisis”. Politico declared a “police brutality crisis” last June following the death of George Floyd.
Under President Barack Obama, the country faced a ” judicial vacation crisis, “according to Politico.
A Politico the editor admitted “an immigration crisis” in March but caution readers that this is “not what you think”.
He also noted that Biden himself blundered and called the border ” crisis“earlier this month.” We will increase the number. The problem was that the refugee party was working on the crisis that ended at the border with the young people, ”he said after a round of golf.