Monthly Archives: November 2011

Prop Mail – The Flea Party

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and so too is the nature of the people protesting you. A Tea Party email is going around today depicting the Tea Party as nothing more than a group of wonderful Americans … Continue reading

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Prop Mail – General Electric Moving Jobs To China?

This is a quick post about one of our new themes here at Smoking Politics, and that’s the use of email, usually slanted or down right false, as a communication target for the right. Here is a perfect example – … Continue reading

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Bachman, Rove, Palin And The Right’s Increasingly Distant Relationship With Reality.

Steve Benen and Greg Sargent have written some pretty sharp and strong posts about Karl Rove’s Crossroads group and the ads they have been running, one of which is so blatantly false that it’s been taken off the air. From … Continue reading

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I Read The News Today Oh Boy.

We often focus, and frankly understandably so, on the big deceptions the Right plays because it’s hard not to notice the impact of climate change denial. But those big deceptions are really, in some ways, a thousand small deceptions carried … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Lie — ‘Christmas Tree Tax’

Here’s how propaganda works. You start with a narrative, and then you twist every current events story to confirm the narrative. Here is an example: the ‘Christmas Tree Tax.’ Narrative: “Democrats tax and spend.” Second narrative, “Democrats hate Christians.” Current … Continue reading

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Why We Are Bringing “Smoking Politics” Back

Five years ago, we started writing blog posts together. While we each have our own interests, we share perhaps a perverse fascination with the corporate/conservative movement right, the ways they communicate and their ability to communicate without conscience or concern … Continue reading

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Yes, It Would Have Been Amazing If The Washington Post Had Printed It.

I have an uncle I love dearly, but to say he is a Republican is an understatement. But one thing he has taught me politically is how email has become such an effective tool of transmitting political commentary. This might … Continue reading

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