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  •  They also use crawls (0+ / 0-)

    to put an insidious message out as a sort of pseudo fact. I saw one recently that went something like this:

    Obama attended a mosque.

    I wish I could remember what show it was on. It was not during a news cast. The problem I had with it was #1) I'm sure he has attended a mosque. Many people have. That  means nothing. And #2) because it is a crawl, i.e. the written word, it gains some kind of importance.

    I don't watch Fox enough to know how often they use this method of sneaking in pseudo facts without context. It is a great way to insinuate something into the audience's awareness almost subliminally.

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