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  •  The thing is ... (3+ / 0-)
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    I could see how crowd sourcing could be used in a bad way too. Say there is a controversy manufactured about a thing, financed through corporate money. The corporate media endlessly covers the controversial thing. People go to the internet and Google the thing they keep hearing about. Crowd sourcing data indicates people are really, really interested and concerned about the thing. The traditional media reports on the crowd sourcing data and more people head to the internet to search on the thing. The thing becomes legitimized and needs to be fixed which raises stock prices for the antidote of the thing.

    •  Nazi germany is very instructive (6+ / 0-)

      Tell no small lie,
      Repeat the lie over and over,
      When caught lying, ignore it, do not react, deny that your were caught.

      This also describes the MO of Fox News, the Koch brothers, and wankers in several governors' offices who are attacking labor using that same plan.

      If you want to see its evil side, check out today's articles about ALEC. Scary stuff.

      (And guess which billionaire brothers underwrite ALEC, too)

      What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

      by agnostic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 08:37:02 AM PDT

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      •  The Rumsfeld Corollary to the... (10+ / 0-)

        ...Goebbels Doctrine: When caught lying, call it "old news" and move on to the next lie.

        Don't tell me what you believe. Tell me what you do and I'll tell you what you believe.

        by Meteor Blades on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 08:43:48 AM PDT

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        •  Yup. (4+ / 0-)
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          Although Rummie's technique needed some honing. It wore on the nerves, even on the most rabid pro war supporters.

          I think Cheney was the most masterful of all from the prior administration. W could get by with an "Ah, shucks" smirk and bead eyed grin. But only Cheney could look so clearly and directly into the camera and lie through his teeth without flinching. A truly amazing performer. Completely without shame, a conscience, ethics, morals, or even a shred of honesty.

          What we call god is merely a living creature with superior technology & understanding. If their fragile egos demand prayer, they lose that superiority.

          by agnostic on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 08:59:52 AM PDT

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    •  think about the crazy links between (0+ / 0-)

      vaccinations and autism... crowd sourced, completely wrong, followed by spikes in childhood diseases and deaths.

      All that information + hysteria ==> individual disasters.

      All the educated, well informed info to the contrary, well educated, net savvy parents still took a pass on the vaccinations for their children, with the forewarned outcomes.

      Does crowd sourcing work before it becomes crowd sourced  kool aid?

      •  crowd sourcing provides information (0+ / 0-)

        belief systems are something else altogether.

        "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

        by Greg Dworkin on Sun Mar 27, 2011 at 02:10:30 PM PDT

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