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  •  hard left leaners, such as me, tend (0+ / 0-)

    to think those in the center are in the center because they're not too informed - which is consequent on their hatred of politics - they ignore what annoys them.

    So I think that makes them easy prey to media manipulation - they get their ideas from impressions, not facts or thinking. And the right, who are rich, own the media & can afford the services of the best PhD P.R. psychologists, exploit this -  exude a miasma of half-truths & emotional images calculated to distort perception & create bias.

    The hullabaloo over the Obamacare website rollout seems like the perfect example - the teapartiests had almost sent the world into a financial meltdown over the debt ceiling & had shut down the government, costing billions - but the furor about this (unsurprising) bad web launch is eclipsing all previous news - it's all ACA failure & (again) Benghazi 24/7. The right's image had taken a bad hit, & now there's a blitz on to soil Obama & the Dems. in any way possible.

    How people in the center are supposed to take up leftish notions is a mystery, if most of the broadcast media are continually pumping out right wing talking points & lies. Facebook & such are counter sources, but, still, you get what you have set your filters for, there - & I dare say those of the center non-persuasion have their likings set more for cute cat pictures & the latest uploads of the grandkids in their Halloween costumes.

    Very hard to disperse the veil of red fog, or convince those long suffused in it that they maybe aren't seeing quite correctly. (I guess it's elitist to tout your polarized glasses & blue tinted spotlight)    

    "Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right." - Isaac Asimov

    by greenotron on Sat Nov 02, 2013 at 11:08:48 AM PDT

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