The function and purpose of words for politicians and journalists, respectively, serves to sever the fluid body of accessible public information into an oil and water divide.
Power and Truth. Man is the storytelling primate. Power and truth are binary opposites, where the desire line that drives a narrative is the channel drawn between the two polars. One pole must best the other pole in order to tempt the oscillating ball (i.e. you or me or the protagonist) towards resolution. The further from power, the closer to the truth. Words can be tempted towards either extreme. Be conscious and aware of your sources, be prudent with your words and when you speak, follow the footsteps of the truth seeker and the courageous. A note to self.