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loaded language

Words that are used in an attempt to sway someone, often by appealing to their emotions. Once you're able to recognize loaded language, you'll be far less likely to be fooled by commercials and politicians.
See also: language, loaded
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Synopsis: Propaganda is information that is not objective and is used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively to encourage a particular synthesis or perception, or using loaded language to produce an emotional rather than a rational response to the information that is presented.
I agree that words matter ("Loaded language," The Examined Life, April).
IMF statement contains loaded language; in long-run, the bailout will be a positive, says PBC
Questions often contained loaded language and topics such as prosecuting Hillary Clinton and the "undermining" of civil rights by the Trump administration.
Many women quickly criticised Miller's loaded language in describing Harris' questioning, which they said was not much different from that of her male Democratic colleagues.
And while I'm not at all sure it is collusion, it is newsworthy when a legislator uses such loaded language.
Fully aware that he's using loaded language, Mark tells us that Jesus raised her up and the fever left her.
It's also easier to stay in the middle with readers when you drop the loaded language. Gerard Baker, Wall Street Journal editor-in-chief, has infamously asked his reporters to cut inflammatory words that seem to offer judgment out of straight news articles.
Talking Conflict: The Loaded Language of Genocide, Political Violence, Terrorism, and Warfare
But it's not helped when loaded language like this is used.
But nowhere in this litany of loaded language are there any data that quantify this perceived threat.
After being subjected to a barrage of clever, loaded language and ad homonym caricatures, one ends up taking even the straightforward language with an ample dose of skepticism.
Such loaded language is, it must be said, used without paying much explicit credit to Scull, whose name is hidden away in the endnotes but whose scholarship has clearly influenced her approach.
The International Press Institute, a Vienna-based organization that advocates freedom of the press and expression and journalistic standards, published "Use with Care: A Reporter's Glossary of Loaded Language in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict," which it calls "a preliminary attempt to redefine the language with which the media, whether Israeli, Palestinian, or foreign, refer to the conflict, in the interest of accuracy and fairness."
Turning around key critics and so their loaded language (eg, describing the demonstrators as being 'pro-democracy' or seeing the Molotov cocktail throwers for the 'thugs' that they are) does take time.