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  •  Wasn't it called... (none)
    The "Big Lie" technique? The theory that if you tell a totally outrageous, obviously false, completely self-contradictory lie people will believe it?

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    by Shapeshifter on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 07:53:48 PM PST

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    •  Karl Rove... (none)
      is a student of Machiavelli and Josef Goebbels.  The "big lie" technique has to be played properly.  Not just any outrageous lie will work, it has to be at least marginally believable ("Hillary caught porking mutant alien rutabagas!" no; "Hillary caught porking Vince Foster!" yes), and the timing has to be precise.

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