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MUST WATCH: Sarah Palin Supporters Reveal Their Ignorance On Every Issue

by on Monday, November 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm EDT in Politics

For those of you who — like me — have been mystified by the huge crowds flocking to tea parties, anti-health care reform rallies, nut-job Sarah Palin events, etc. this video will shed some light on things.  On November 20th, Chase Whiteside and Erick Stoll attended a Sarah Palin book signing event at Borders bookstore in Columbus, Ohio.  They interviewed the people in line, asking them very politely to speak about their favorite politician, and to explain which policies of hers appeal to them most.  The responses are shocking!

This footage exposes this so-called ‘conservative’ movement in America (Tea Parties, anti-health-care-reform protests, Sarah Palin rallies, etc) for what it is: a group of the most misinformed, uneducated, fearful, faith-based, Fox News zombies you’ve ever seen.  This video is humorous, shocking, and yes, frightening — it makes you lose every bit of confidence in our country’s ability to function as a democracy.

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Talk Radio Inflates 4,000 Attendees At GOP Anti-Health Care Reform Rally To ‘Millions’

by on Friday, November 6, 2009 at 10:46 am EDT in Politics

The audacity of this lie has got to make you laugh.  Remember how Fox News ‘personalities’ inflated the 60,000-70,000 attendees (as reported by the Washington DC Fire Department) at the 9/12 March as ‘millions’?  Well, the far-right have really outdone themselves this time.  Think Progress reveals :

On G. Gordon Liddy’s radio show today, producer Franklin Raff, who was on the ground at the rally, told guest host Joseph Farah that the crowd is “just as big or bigger than” the 9/12 rally, which Raff estimated “at about a million.”

Capitol Hill police told NBC’s Luke Russert that the crowd was about 4,000. At around 2 PM eastern time, Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS) posted an aerial picture of the crowd on her TwitPic page, clearly showing a crowd far, far smaller than “a million”

Heh heh heh … You can hear the G. Gordon Liddy radio clip over at Think Progress.


Now Fox News, Michelle Bachmann, et al have gotten in on the act, inflating the numbers by 5 to 10 times the actual numbers:

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Video Clips Capture The Right-Wing Media Spin Cycle: Lie, Terrify, Win, Repeat

by on Monday, October 26, 2009 at 3:01 pm EDT in Politics

Media Matters has just released a fascinating compilation of clips showing step-by-step how Fox News, Industry-Funded Operatives, and right-winged politicians take a simple lie / fear-mongering point, and spread it like wildfire, until a significant number of American citizens believe it, and become terrified by it.  This is a MUST WATCH:

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