Thank you. Exactly what I meant--you have just provided the interpretation of the metaphor as a call for cleansing or mass murder. I seriously doubt that that is what she meant, but I am sure that many tend to assume this interpretation or at least pretend to do so. The quotes are provided out of context to enable this kind of "fill the blanks" interpretation. Another famous instance of quoting and interpreting out of context is when in 2005 the Western mass media kept spotlight on Putinís description of the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century, interpreting this as a sign of his intention to resurrect it. Quoting out of context was wrong then, and it is wrong now.
The reason why quoting out of context is problematic is because interpretation is very open, and if you are already biased you will assume the worst. It is a typical tool of manipulation in political rhetoric.
Last edited by Digimon; 09-01-2010 at 08:58 PM.
People are sheep, they cannot govern themselves
No-one understands but us few
Country is going to die out soon by itself
It would be better if somebody else came to rule us
We need to join NATO/Europe if we are to survive and/or become civilised
Never heard that russian olygarkhs are so big philantropists and willing to pay salary to over a million, not people - organizations of professional activists.According to the latest available data, there are at least 600,000 registered non-governmental non-commercial organizations operating in Russia. At least as many may be working in the country without official registration. The number of NGOs in Russia has grown rapidly since 1991, and now includes social service providers, educational organizations, policy think-tanks, gender-based groups, and credit unions.
Only western media likes one particular type of "opposition" – hooligans.
Last edited by shoora; 09-03-2010 at 04:14 AM.