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  •  Giles, thank you for this. (13+ / 0-)

    After following the Wisconsin recall effort here on DK, it floors me as to why it can even be close. Are people really that stupid?  Or is it Republican dirty tricks at work?

    To my anonymous subscription donor: THANK YOU!

    by BlueInARedState on Mon Apr 23, 2012 at 09:23:21 PM PDT

    •  Will will assume (1+ / 0-)
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      Are people really that stupid?
      that was a rhetorical question.
    •  It's not stupididty (18+ / 0-)

      It's merely a matter of being underinformed and overly outspent. If the people of WI were informed of even half the stuff that we report on here at DK, it wouldn't even be close. Unfortunately, listeners and readers of local media (or "consumers of RW memes") only hear about the officially approved "good stuff". Anybody that gets their news from any other source aside from the officially designated "safe sites" is accused of kowtowing to "Big Unions" or "Communist [Madison] Pravda"; henceforth, they become a source of ridicule and pity. If you want to see what I mean, go to JSOnline.com and read the comments after any political article (warning: it's subscription based ever since the Walker fiasco, but we all know they're as newsworthy as the NYTimes (Not)). All of the RW'ers spew the exact same talking points, and I do mean "exact", and you can bet they won't contain staistics, references or links. Everything they attack you with is precisely what they are being fed all day long, day after day after day. If you do see a reference or a hyperlink, you can bet they're not form the Walker zombies.

      The only thing I can recall that's even close to what's happening here in my state now is the propaganda that we were being spoonfed prior to the buildup of the Iraq war when the media was loathe to publish anything counter to the Bush Cheney propaganda machine (remember Judith Miller? We have a number of her in WI now). Welcome to "Post - Citizens United", it's Wisconsin today, you guys are next.

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