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Republicans just can’t stop lying

The propaganda technique of the “big lie” requires two things: that the lie be so outrageous that people don’t bother to rebut it, and that you keep repeating it so that people with impaired senses of reality start believing it.

And indeed, when former Dubya press secretary Dana Perino claimed that there were no terrorist attacks during the Bush administration, I was willing to think that she had misspoken. I mean, there are big lies, but would anyone actually be so crazy as to believe that 9/11 attacks didn’t happen during the Bush administration? Really? Not to mention the shoe bomber, anthrax in the mail, etc. I thought that was just a little too big a lie.

I guess I was naive. I probably should have gotten suspicious when it Perino turned up as the family spokesperson for Karl “Turd Blossom” Rove during his recent divorce, since Rove might as well have held the title of propaganda minister for Dubya.

But now, as they say, the other shoe has dropped. This morning Rudy “9/11” Giuliani told George Stephanopoulos:

We had no domestic attacks under Bush. We’ve had one under Obama.

Maybe they are just trying to see just how stupid some people really are.



  1. Cyn wrote:

    yeah, saw that too. selective memory? or trying to attribute that to Clinton? whatever..makes no sense. anyone falling for that…well, there may not be any hope for someone like that.

    Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  2. Effis wrote:

    Can you imagine the last eight years and if Obama had been president? Especially considering all the conspiracy theories about the government masterminding the twin towers exploding…

    Definitely selective memory – must be all the prescription pills and hookers….and mad cow disease! Yeah!

    Saturday, January 9, 2010 at 1:26 am | Permalink
  3. Fred hamm wrote:

    It’s time our news media takes a stand on the truth of reporting instead of endorsing one party over the other. The news reporting of the present day is more concerned on ratings and not reporting the truth. Walt,Chet,David and the true newscasters must be rolling over in their graves at what’s going on with the, “reporting the news” has stooped too. It’s disgusting of all the hatred spewed in the name of news.

    Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 11:10 am | Permalink