New Media Dictionary

It seems that Webster’s will have to work on their dictionary to bring it up to date after this election.

The media has successfully expanded the definition of at least three “threatening/criminal” words to cover Donald Trump.

Let’s begin with xenophobe.  Webster’s definition:  one unduly fearful of what is foreign and especially of people of foreign origin

Media’s definition:  Trump – fearful of radical Islamic terrorists and Muslims who cannot be vetted.

Next, misogynist.  Webster’s definition: a hatred of women

Media’s definition: Trump – speaks disrespectfully of women who attack him, accused of touching, kissing, or groping women, and believes some women are better looking than other women

Next, sexual predator:  Webster’s definition:   a person who has committed a sexually violent offense and especially one who is likely to commit more sexual offenses

Media’s definition: Trump – speaks disrespectfully of women who attack him, accused of touching, kissing, or groping women, and believes some women are better looking than other women

None of Trump’s supporters or surrogates have taken issue with this. Especially the sexual predator one.  Sexual predator is actually a legal term and not only should his surrogates take issue with whether the allegations given media coverage without being substantiated but, more importantly, the use of such a criminal term to describe the alleged allegations.

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