"The English language... becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language"
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - Richard P. Feynman, "What Do You Care What Other People Think?"
"And not waving but drowning." - Stevie Smith, poem, "Not Waving But Drowning"
In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto stylized slides projected up on the wall.
It is possible that these speakers are not evidence-oriented, and are serving up some PP Phluff to mask their lousy content, just as this massive tendentious pedestal in Budapest once served up Stalin-cult propaganda to orderly followers feigning attention.