Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lying Liars

Goebbels would have been proud of Charlie last week. No, I am not comparing Charlie to Nazis, I am simply stating a well-known fact that the techniques that Goebbels used have been studied and found effective by right-wing talk radio.

Lie enough and it will become believable. Unless contradicted, of course by your own flagship radio station.

All morning (I think it was Friday) Charlie went on ad nauseum about the "threatening" manner of the hard-working citizen protesters. He even brought on one of his junior sidekicks, Brian Fraley (himself well-versed in the techniques of lying) to offer an "eye-witness" account of the terrible anxiety being caused to state capital workers.

Funny. About 5:00 pm I turned back to WTMJ in time to hear John Nichols answer a question asked by the drive-time host. "Was the atmosphere agly?" he was asked. (Nothing like a leading question.) "No," he relied. In fact the gathering was very peaceful and so very like Wisconsin, he added. They were even polite, saying excuse and pardon me.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

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