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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Hyperbole On The March!

Check out this opening for this story from the Salt Lake Tribune -- there's no judgment being passed in this news story:
Vice President Dick Cheney will speak to a super-secret, conservative policy group in Utah on Friday during his second trip to the state this year.
Cheney will address the fall meeting of the Council for National Policy, a group whose self-described mission is to promote "a free-enterprise system, a strong national defense and support for traditional Western values."
The organization -- made up of few hundred powerful conservative activists -- holds confidential meetings and members are advised not to use the name of the group in communications, according to a New York Times profile of the group.
"The media should not know when or where we meet or who takes part in our programs, before [or] after a meeting,'' a list of rules obtained by The Times showed.
[Emphasis mine] Whoa -- a "super-secret" organization! That supposedly doesn't want the list of speakers at their events given out, even after the meetings! Secret combinations, meeting in Utah! Scary stuff...

And imagine what the writer would be calling it if this "super-secret" organization didn't actually have its own web site (complete with transcripts of speeches given at past meetings) -- he probably would have called it a "super-duper-secret" group.


Anonymous ninme said...

That's almost as good as the party to celebrate the secret launch of the Japanese helicopter carrier with the world's journalists invited.

9/26/2007 1:56 PM

Blogger Subvet said...

For some reason I'm reminded of double-secret probation from "Animal House".

9/27/2007 3:11 AM


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