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Old 03-17-2013, 09:46 AM   #8
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The blurb about the price of gas is a trivial example.

But it makes the point.

A better example -- at the time of the 2003 attack on Iraq -- 70% of Americans (including the knee jerks on the OM) believed that Saddam Hussein was linked to 9/11.

A similar percentage believed that Saddam had WMDs.

Neither of which was true. Americans believed it because the US media endlessly repeated these lies. Repeat a lie enough times and people will swallow it. The bigger the lie the easier it is to swallow.

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