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« on: Aug 04, 2017, 07:34AM »

 
 
 
 ... particularly true of incurious, less robust minds.
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 04, 2017, 05:27PM »

Just a rehash of the old truism that if you tell a lie often enough, people will believe it as the truth.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 04, 2017, 05:46PM »

Mother Jones?

 Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 04, 2017, 06:17PM »

Mother Jones?
 
 Yeah, RIGHT.

Too much science info?
 
Words too big?
 
Did you have anything of actual substance to say?
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Too much science info?
 
Words too big?
 
Did you have anything of actual substance to say?

Well, he had two words to say. That's a substitute for thinking and responding.
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2017, 04:18AM »

Well, he had two words to say. That's a substitute for thinking and responding.

The thing with that kind of laziness is that he could make a valid point. Instead he indicates he doesn't really realize what it might actually be, exactly, only that his Home Team is agin'em.
 
What's especially amusing is when Faux Nuze fans get after particular media personalities on the left. They've had fairly rare moments when they actually hit a worthy target (usually a blind squirrel event), but mostly they just don't like it when the sounds they hear don't seem affirming, particularly if there are facts and figures and big words, and scientific terms, involved in the telling. It leaves one curious as to how one can function reasonably responsibly in today's world while apparently knowing so little of what one needs to know in order to function responsibly in today's world.
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« Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2017, 05:46AM »

By the way, along these lines ... I've been tremendously impressed with Kellyanne Conway's rapid fire rhetorical spamming superpowers over the course of the campaign, and for these first (and hopefully last) six months of the cartoon presidency. She really is amazingly good at what she does, although she'd have no gig if not for the current sociopolitical climate (and I really hope she looses this sort of gig entirely as soon as possible--pretty sure she'll manage).
 
Lately she's either had a few really strong runs around the track, or she's actually upper her game. I was struck with her sick skillz again when she appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos yesterday morning. Her prowess is very much an example of how the tactics described in the Mother Jones article work.
 
Media types tend to be focused on one particular question/issue at a time (oddly enough), but Conway (et al) is truly a Gish Gallop virtuoso. Stephanopoulos would fire off one round--the singular issue question--it would strike home but hardly leave a mark on her armor, and Kellyanne would fire off 14 dozen rounds back in his general direction in a rapid, unceasing, driving cadence--a steady barrage of words--all of which pushed buttons for The Base/The Deplorables, none of which actually struck the target but rather tore the terrain around it all to absolute holy freakin' Hael.
 
It's extremely impressive, both for those who have a moth-to-light kind of response to explosions and shiny things, as well as those with functional observational and analytical skills who can recognize what's actually going on. It's truly amazing how all that damage and destruction still leaves the actual target completely, pointedly untouched. It's a high volume, high energy strawman assault. The thing is, her real target is the audience who can't help but whoop and holler and frantically cavort and gesticulate when they hear a big boom (at least when set off by their Home Team).
 
The thing is, I'm pretty sure Kellyanne Conway knows precisely what she's doing, and she obviously enjoys it. I can't help but admire her in a kind of dark sense, but I would also really like to see her galloping career come to an end (but more due to a rationally matured public, not just the end of the cartoon presidency).
 
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This one illustration of why I'm so looking forward to delving into this one soon.
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