Monday, June 21, 2004

Orwell That Ends Well

Atrios has uncovered a glimpse into the cold, dark heart of the modern right-wing.

"Republican pollster and strategist Frank Luntz, who for some reason also makes regular appearances on NBC and hosts his own show on MSNBC, something no Democratic pollster and strategist does, regularly issues talking points. Here's what he issued for talking about Iraq and 9/11. Check them out! I'm not sure how new or old this is."
It reminds me very much of Gingrich's "Language: a key mechanism of control." Documents showing unscrupulous people openly talking about ways to manipulate others chill me. The fact that a pollster is urging the Republican party to use language to manipulate opinion makes it doubly chilling.

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