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News :: Politics
Sweet Little Lies: PAUL KRUGMAN And More
09 Apr 2007
KRUGMAN: Before 9/11, the right-wing noise machine mainly relied on little lies. And now it has returned to its roots.

THE COMPLETE ARTICLE And More
OP-ED COLUMNIST
Sweet Little Lies
By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: April 9, 2007

Four years into a war fought to eliminate a nonexistent threat, we all have renewed appreciation for the power of the Big Lie: people tend to believe false official claims about big issues, because they can’t picture their leaders being dishonest about such things.

But there’s another political lesson I don’t think has sunk in: the power of the Little Lie — the small accusation invented out of thin air, followed by another, and another, and another. Little Lies aren’t meant to have staying power. Instead, they create a sort of background hum, a sense that the person facing all these accusations must have done something wrong.

For a long time, basically from 9/11 until the last remnants of President Bush’s credibility drowned in New Orleans, the Bush administration was able to go big on its deceptions. Most people found it inconceivable that an American president would, for example, assert without evidence that Saddam and Al Qaeda were allies. Mr. Bush won the 2004 election because a quorum of voters still couldn’t believe he would grossly mislead them on matters of national security.

Before 9/11, however, the right-wing noise machine mainly relied on little lies. And now it has returned to its roots.

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http://mparent7777.blogspot.com/2007/04/sweet-little-lies-paul-krugman.h

Labels: attorneys, Big Media, Bush, Fox, GOP, lies, Media, New York Times, PAUL KRUGMAN, Pelosi, Politics, Republicans, rightwing, Syria, Time



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