Sunday, April 8, 2007

Poor Word Choice Press

"Newt Says Sorry Via YouTube"
This is the article in AM NewYork:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is mulling a presidential bid, said his "word choice was poor" when he equated bilingual education with "the language of living in a ghetto."

In a video statement read in Spanish and posted on YouTube last Wednesday, the Georgia Republican said he was not attacking the Spanish language:

Let me also just point out that the line "the language of living in a ghetto" is a ridiculous phrase to begin with. The language of one who lives in a ghetto? Maybe he really meant to say bilingual education is the language of love?
Examples of how ridiculous Gingrich's own phrasing is:
the language of living in a tree house
the language of living in an apple pie
the language of living in Jeremy Piven's birthday cake

You Should Not Make Condescending Comments about the Ghetto:

Someone Who Has Never Even Heard of a Ghetto:

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