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View Diary: “Why Voters Tune Out Democrats,” by Pollster Stanley Greenberg in Sunday’s NYT (213 comments)

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    one big reason why government is in disrepute: The right wing propaganda machine.

    A constant spew of half truths, opinion presented as fact, and outright lies, has convinced people that government doesn't work even when it does. The stimulus, for example, which was too small, is portrayed as a total failure, even though the positive effects are well documented. The saving of the auto industry is an unparalleled success, with American companies now profitable and hiring once again, yet it is ignored as if it never happened. Ask any Fox News watcher and they'll tell you with complete confidence that Obama increased the deficit and raised their taxes, when the opposite is true.

    And the mainstream, so-called "liberal' media bends over backwards to give the baseless propaganda equal weight, lest they be accused of bias.

    I don't find it "perplexing" at all that so many people believe things that are contrary to objective fact and reality. They never hear any different.

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 01:37:27 PM PDT

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