Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dog-Whistle Politics

Amplify’d from politicaldictionary.com

dog-whistle politics

 A type of political speech using code words that appear to mean one thing to the general population but have a different meaning for a targeted part of the audience.

The Economist: “Over the past few weeks, a new expression has entered the Westminster lexicon: dog-whistle politics. It means putting out a message that, like a high-pitched dog-whistle, is only fully audible to those at whom it is directly aimed.”
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