CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 20, 1987
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(DC: David Browning) [Robert McFARLANE - says he had no knowledge of diversion.] This year's double speak phrasing discussed; details given, scenes shown. [Rutgers Univ. Bill LUTZ - discusses double speak] Scenes shown from George Orwell's "1984" and double speak defined. [LUTZ - discusses how a plow is now called earth-engaging equipment.] [University of San Diego, Dennis ROHATYN - describes what Pentagon officials called missiles.] [LUTZ - comments on description of a steel nut.] [ROHATYN - says throwing up now called protein spill.] Double speak awards shown being given in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and Admiral John Poindexter. [POINDEXTER and NORTH - discuss alleged diversion of funds.] [LUTZ - says their rhetoric is nonsense.] Double speak noted manifesting itself in Congress [LUTZ - describes double speak for death and taxes.]
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