Media in Trouble: All the news thats UNfit to print!: How lies become truths

"The information of the people at large can alone make them safe, as they are the sole depositary of our political and religious freedom." --Thomas Jefferson 1810

Monday, January 16, 2006

How lies become truths

As a Republican PR person, you pick up the phone. Call a friend at The Washington Post (it helps if they are someone who is charged primarily with the task of keeping the paper honest). Your WaPo ombudsman friend prints the lie in the Washington Post. You are now free to put that reference in an email to all supporters asking for more money to combat evil Democrats.

In order to find the real truth, you have to become a paranoid conspiracy theorist and read a blog.