From an article:By Matt Zapotosky, Sari Horwitz and Carol Morello.
You bastards. She “was shot several times” by magic bullets that came from space?? You put police in the sentence, carrying the child to safety, but forgot to say that it was after THE POLICE shot her mother multiple times a few feet in front of her.
"Thus political language has to consist largely of euphemism, question-begging and sheer cloudy vagueness. Defenseless villages are bombarded from the air, the inhabitants driven out into the countryside, the cattle machine-gunned, the huts set on fire with incendiary bullets: this is called pacification. Millions of peasants are robbed of their farms and sent trudging along the roads with no more than they can carry: this is called transfer of population or rectification of frontiers. People are imprisoned for years without trial, or shot in the back of the neck or sent to die of scurvy in Arctic lumber camps: this is called elimination of unreliable elements. Such phraseology is needed if one wants to name things without calling up mental pictures of them.”
George Orwell, “Politics and the English Language”