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Thread #97835   Message #1946836
Posted By: GUEST,TIA
24-Jan-07 - 02:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Subject: RE: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
No one would claim that Bush, and Bush alone, is responsible for 70% of FOX NEWS viewers believing the Saddam/911 link (note that, I believe, the 70% was not *all* Americans, but specifically habitual viewers of FOX NEWS -- I'll have to check on this, or please correct me if you know I am wrong).

But it is certainly easy to instill this erroneous link by mentioning them in the same breath, over and over and over again. Even if what you are saying can be (weakly) construed as denying the link, repetition of the association accomplishes exactly the opposite of what you can literally claim you are saying.

For instance, I cannot say with certainty that Dickey is being obtuse in this discussion. In fact, I cannot confirm that Dickey is willfully flaunting common sense. Although some say that his position is intellectually dishonest, far be it from me to accuse Dickey of being disingenuous. It would be innappropriate for me to say that Dickey has not the slightest grasp of how propaganda actually works.