Category Archives: Smears

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 — ‘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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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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Cain – Now There’s A Pattern

In a post a few days ago, The Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Accusation, I wrote that what had come out so far didn’t add up to enough yet to make me question Cain’s character. My take on it: I don’t … Continue reading

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How Cain Episode Shows Us Again – Republicans Play A Different Game.

Yesterday Dave wrote an insightful post about the Herman Cain media blow up on harassment claims. He’s dead on with his analysis. But there is one thought I would add to the debate over the issue and the coverage of … Continue reading

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The Herman Cain Sexual Harassment Accusation

Politico has revealed allegations that Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain, the front-runner in the Republican Presidential primaries, was accused of sexual harassment in the late 90s and that his employer, the National Restaurant Association, settled the charges with a cash … Continue reading

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