The Left and 'Deaf"
This in my e-mail this a.m. from the Leftie news site Truthout news alert service:
"Deaf" is in this story for one reason only, and the reason's not good: it's being used metaphorically. That's something opinion writers seem to simply love doing. It's such a convenient word, "deaf," that can be used to mean.... well, all manner of insulting things. In this case "deaf" is substituting for "out of touch":
A videotape of Bush's briefing before Hurricane Katrina exposes him as out of touch with reality.
Doesn't this bother anybody but me?
If it does bother you, click on the link -- at the story is another link where you can comment to Truthout. Please do so.
Posted by Mary Johnson