What is a “mob”?

I’ve always thought the word referred to an unruly, angry group of people aggressing – sometimes physically – against the object of their anger.

Politically, however, the meaning of this word seems to change with the politics of the word’s users.

Case in point:  watch this two minute video, put together by Andrew Kuble at Washington Free Beacon, of leftward commentators telling us there were no mobs in evidence during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing, juxtaposed to the actions of the people whose behavior they were trying to sanitize:


Maybe it’s just me, but I think my understanding of the word “mob” is pretty well defined by what you just saw on that video.

And, to tell the truth, I think it is just as well defined by what you just saw on that video for the people telling us there was no mob activity.  I also think that if the same behavior were displayed by pro Kavanaugh “protesters”, they would have had no problem saying so.

But that’s just me.  What do you think?


  • But that’s just me. What do you think?

    The “Mob” is infringing on the copyright of George Orwell’s
    d o u b l e . . . s p e a k
    The Mob is doubleplus ungood.

    Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (“downsizing” for layoffs), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable.
    It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or to actual inversions of meaning. In such cases, doublespeak disguises the nature of the truth.

  • free` 2018
    Reporter – A person who reports the news of what is happening or has happened.

    Journalist – A person who lies about the news of what is happening or has happened.

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