Category Archives: Let’s Just Lie

The Latest Lie: IRS Targeted Conservatives

Remember the video of the guy in the “pimp costume” who got advice from ACORN employees on how to run his prostitution ring? Turns out the whole story was just a lie, a doctored-video smear job on an important organization. … Continue reading

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What Is The Calculation Behind Romney’s Campaign Of Lies?

The Romney campaign has turned to a strategy of swamping the public with flat-out, blatant lies, one after another, again and again, endlessly and lavishly repeated. They do this because they are making a calculation that it will work! So … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Lie: Hall Of Fame Edition

Well, hats off to David Nir who posted on Daily Kos about one of the great Fox News lies of all time. This time, adding to the US Constitution. There are of course just seven articles in the Constitution, not … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Lie — Romney’s FIRST Ad Just Lies!

It’s going to be a looooong and nasty campaign season. Here is Mitt Romney’s very first ad, now running in New Hampshire: 19 seconds into the ad you hear Obama saying, “If we keep talking about the economy we will … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Lie — ‘Occupy Shooter’

The latest corporate/conservative media smear on the Occupy movement (but just the latest of a long list) is that the deranged person who shot at the White House is somehow “tied to” Occupy. First, a few facts. Last Friday Oscar … Continue reading

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Let’s Just Lie — ‘Americans are lazy’

Watch this Rick Perry ad that starts with a flat-out lie: The President thinks that what is wrong with America is that Americans are lazy. David Weigel at Slate has the story in, No, President Obama Didn’t “Call Americans Lazy”, … 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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