Thursday, January 5, 2012

Nukespeak is a classic! | Karl Grossman

Nukespeak is a classic!

Award-winning investigative journalist Karl Grossman interviews Nukespeak co-author Rory O’Connor on Grossman’s nationally-aired TV program, Enviro-Close-Up. Grossman has been a journalist for more than 40 years, and is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury. He is also the chief investigative reporter for WVVH-TV.

Grossman said he was happy to be talking about the 30th anniversary updated edition of Nukespeak: “Of the books written about nuclear technology through the years, Nukespeak is a classic. The new edition of Nukespeak has been updated — with four new chapters — and added to its title is: The Selling of Nuclear Technology from the Manhattan Project to Fukushima. It tells how nuclear promoters have been — and continue — using Orwellian language to try to hide the truth about the deadly dangers of nuclear technology.”

Grossman’s show is available now on Blip TV, and will be broadcast in coming weeks on Free Speech TV’s network of 200 cable TV systems and the DISH and DIRECTV satellite networks.

Grossman is the author of six books, including several about nuclear issues: Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power; Power Crazy; and The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet. *

Nukespeak is a classic! | Nukespeak

* i am credited in The Wrong Stuff's acknowledgements as a webmaster, along with Ace (Russell) Hoffman, for work i did during the Cassini nuke in space debate back in the 90's. thanks Karl!


"I have specialized in doing investigative reporting in a variety of media for 45 years. I teach as well as practice journalism. I am a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury where my courses include Investigative Reporting. For 20 years I have hosted the nationally-aired TV program Enviro Close-Up and have written and narrated TV documentaries for EnviroVideo -- These include The Push to Revive Nuclear Power, Three Mile Island Revisited and Nukes In Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens. I am the chief investigative reporter for WVVH-TV -- I am the author of six books including Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power; Power Crazy; and The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program's Nuclear Threat to Our Planet. I contribute regularly to websites including The Huffington Post, CommonDreams and CounterPunch. My commentaries on Long Island on the Internet appear at Honors I have received for journalism including the George Polk, James Aronson, Generoso Pope and John Peter Zenger Awards. My weekly newspaper column runs in Press Newspaper Group papers including The Southampton Press and is syndicated in other papers. I have given presentations in the U.S. and around the world and am represented in lecture appearances by Lordly & Dame My blog is at Visit it, too! I can be reached at My mailing address is: Box 1680, Sag Harbor, NY 11963"

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Nukespeak is the language of the nuclear mindset — the worldview or system of beliefs of nuclear developers and enthusiasts.

The word “Nukespeak” is a tribute to George Orwell, who in his novel 1984, used the term “Newspeak” as the name of the language of Big Brother and the totalitarian state. Unlike a living language, the state was constantly removing words from common usage, with the ultimate goal to make it (literally) impossible for a citizen to think a seditious thought.

In the world of “Newspeak,” vast numbers of people spent their days frantically revising the records of the past in order to make those records correspond with the political reality of the present: “He who controls the past, controls the future.”

Nukespeak | Nuclear Language, Myths and Mindset

see also

Unthinking the Thinkable | Nukespeak | Marginalized Media

Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 | Downwinders | Nuclear Law

China Syndrome | No cold shutdown possible at Fukushima
“I just checked in to see what condition my condition is in.”

One of the truly scary but perversely enjoyable characteristics of nuclear developers is their penchant for making it up as they go along – and then creating new Nukespeak words and concepts to describe what they’re up to as they do.

The latest example concerns the situation at Japan’s still-dangerous Fukushima Daiichi plant...

-!- fukushima nuclear power plant japan nuclear crisis nuclear disaster radiation catastrophe radioactive fallout nuclear energy safety hazard environment ecology pollution -!-


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