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Today’s Denver Post Newspeak

The Denver Post has a front page article today on the city’s “Gang Reduction Initiative of Denver,” or GRID.

 The papers says GRID “is funded by a $2.2 million grant from the Department of Justice.”  This is Newspeak designed to make the federal government, via the Department of Justice, appear to be a benevolent, kind entity.

A more accurate and truthful sentence would say that GRID “is funded by the federal government borrowing money your great grandchildren must pay back.”

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Are they “grants” or “subsidies?” Newspeak is so hard to understand sometimes.

I am confused. (Not an unusual state for me, I realize). In today’s Denver Post, Allison Sherry has an article on the potential for Colorado farmers to lose direct payments from the federal government. (See “Farms warm to subsidy cuts”). She writes: … [...]