Just finished watching Face the Nation and Meet the Press and, as usual, had a difficult time listening to the interviewees, mostly politicians, defending their positions, opinions, actions or inactions. Their responses were a barrage of pretentious words and opaque sentences, full of rhetorical excess, with the intent to:
Baffle, bamboozle,, befog, befuddle,, bewilder, buffalo, confound, confuse, disorient, dodge. flummox, fox, muddle, muddy, mystify, perplex, puzzle, deceive, delude, dupe, fool, gull, hoax, hedge, hoodwink,, misguide, mislead, snow, string along, take in, trick,, cozen, deceive, be dishonest, cheat, falsify, misinform, misreport, misrepresent, misstate, fabricate, fib, prevaricate and lie.
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