If the PC police ban words, is it sensitivity or silliness? | Asheville Citizen-Times

These days the news is full of stories about people who have “misspoken.” That means they’ve said something they probably meant, but in the harsh light of day, it doesn’t stand up to public scrutiny. In other words, it isn’t politically correct.

You’d think they’d put those politicians through a seminar about what not to say in public. There was Andre Bauer, lieutenant governor of South Carolina, saying something that was interpreted to mean that if poor people were given handouts, it would just encourage them to multiply and become an even bigger burden. Oops. It seems his grandmother had encouraged him not to feed stray animals because they would breed even more unwanted animals.

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