Resolved: Project Censored Should Change Its Name to “Project Underreported” or “Project Ignored”

What would be wrong with that? By way of example, what if somebody catalogued ten cases of actual censorship over the past year but then labeled them as ”stories that were underreported or outright ignored by the mainstream press?” That would be the exact opposite situation and similarly improper.

Keep it up and you might get called sanctermonious or something, right Project Censored? Orwellian logic isn’t much logic at all, is it?

 

Now, let’s say I happen to feel that the story about the greatness of my play Fat Jack is being underreported or outright ignored by the MSM. Does that mean that I’ve been censored? Nope.

Does that mean my crappy play has been censored? Think about it.

Or maybe this is all subjective. Like, I’m totally feeling censored, man. Maybe.

Next stop, IndyBay. All aboard….

 censored
adj : suppressed or subject to censorship; “the censored press in some countries” [ant: uncensored]
Thesaurus Dictionaries
WordNet 2.0
 Adjective
1. suppressed or subject to censorship; “the censored press in some countries”
(antonym) uncensored
(similar) expurgated
 Noun
1. a person who is authorized to read publications or correspondence or to watch theatrical performances and suppress in whole or in part anything considered obscene or politically unacceptable
(hypernym) official, functionary
Verb
1. forbid the public distribution of ( a movie or a newspaper)
(synonym) ban
(hypernym) outlaw, criminalize, criminalise, illegalize, illegalise
(hyponym) embargo
(classification) medium
2. subject to political, religious, or moral censorship; “This magazine is censored by the government”
(hypernym) measure, evaluate, valuate, assess, appraise, value
(hyponym) edit, blue-pencil, delete
 
 
“Humpty Dumpty took the book and looked at it carefully. `That seems to be done right –’ he began.`You’re holding it upside down!’ Alice interrupted.

`To be sure I was!’ Humpty Dumpty said gaily as she turned it round for him. `I thought it looked a little queer. As I was saying, that seems to be done right — though I haven’t time to look it over thoroughly just now — and that shows that there are three hundred and sixty-four days when you might get un-birthday presents –’

`Certainly,’ said Alice.

`And only one for birthday presents, you know. There’s glory for you!’

`I don’t know what you mean by “glory”,’ Alice said.

Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. `Of course you don’t — till I tell you. I meant “there’s a nice knock-down argument for you!”‘

`But “glory” doesn’t mean “a nice knock-down argument”,’ Alice objected.

`When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

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4 Responses to “Resolved: Project Censored Should Change Its Name to “Project Underreported” or “Project Ignored””

  1. joy says:

    What is “sanctermonious” I mean it is cute, but not a word.

    You are so obviously in over your head with this post. You should learn about censorship, what it is and isn’t before you make such a judgmental and naive post.

  2. sfcitizen says:

    hypocritically pious or devout

    Not in over my head.

    I learned about censorship in the law school.

    Judgmental? Guilty as charged…

    Headline: The ten times I was raped last year. Body: Well, I wasn’t _actually_raped, however…

  3. Diana Swift says:

    You never heard of self-censorship? Which is what the supine mainstream US press does so well? Go look up the phrase “the well-trained dog needs no whip,” and start over from there. Not sure it will help your law career, but familiarizing yourself with its author might help your writing, and your thinking.

  4. sfcitizen says:

    So they should call it Project Self-Censored instead? Why should I read the author is s/he lies in the very title?

    How about Project “Censored” instead?

    Oh, thinking advice, gee thanks…

    http://motherjones.com/politics/2000/04/unbearable-lameness-project-censored