Pop Quiz

Go. Take the quiz. And hang your head in shame if you get even one wrong.

The manipulation of American opinion goes back to at least the FDR (ptui!) administration. Everything was very carefully staged to give the impression that his health was just fine, thank you very much. Of course, it must have been rather embarassing for his handlers when he up and died on 'em.

No doubt Truman and Eisenhower were manipulated into manipulating popular opinion. Some of our earliest memories revolve around the "duck and cover" drills designed to scare us all spitless concerning the Red Menace (which was indeed a menace, but could have been dispatched quite easily if anyone had had the will).

Then came Kennedy. His "debates" with Nixon were a total farce. It wasn't until years later that it was admitted just how Nixon was deceived and the pulic duped. (He was told there would be a dark background and he should wear a light-colored suit; Kennedy's people knew in advance that the background would be light. It was also well known that Nixon had a propenisty to sweat. The studio had air conditioning, but it was not turned on. In addition, he had just been operated on for phlebitis and it was very painful for him to stand still. And so he was given only a slender lectern to stand behind.

(After the "debate" was over, the surveys showed that of those who saw the debate on TV, the majority favored Kennedy (big surprise there). But of those who only heard it on the radio, the results were exactly the opposite.)

Then came the Vietnam debacle. We still don't know how it slipped past the censors, but some years ago it was revealed just how the public was duped into thinking that there was some large-scale opposition to US involvement. A "news" broadcast showed what appeared to be a large crowd of "protestors" marching down the street, clamoring for "peace". During the later broadcast, the camera zoomed out of the picture and revealed a small clot of agitators that couldn't have numbered more than a dozen, instead of the huge crowd Americans were meant to believe.

And now the Lunatic Left wants you to believe that "most" Americans are opposed to involvement in Iraq.


Side note: Poke a finger in the eye of Sarah Brady and her lying minions on Tuesday. Go out and buy a box of ammo. Maybe you could use her picture for target practice.


At 6:27 PM, August 30, 2007, Blogger Galt-In-Da-Box said...

Same old song-and-dance, my friend:
Bait & switch, rope-a-dope...
One of the biggest political dog-and-pony shows was the MacCarthy anti-Communism jag, which was just a smokescreen to take the heat off "Hitler's Pope" so he wouldn't wind up in Nuremberg. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen managed the propaganda and his puppet so well, that the side-effect was nobody has paid attention since to any of the legitimate subversion of the press, government-run indoctrination centers, or electronic media, better known as "liberation theology" and social(ist) gospel.


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