Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Problematic Mendacity Redux

Remember that pollysyllabic exhalation from last month:?

In it, I drew up the four ways bushies squirm to get themselves out of trouble. Well, it looks like Uncle Karl got into it big time over the Valerie Plame case. So, as a refresher, here are the four tactics generally trotted out in times of trouble. How many examples of these can you find in the media right now?

1) Don't dispute the facts, dispute the fact-finder. Paint the person, group or organization as unpatriotic.

2) Keep the attention somewhere else. Anywhere else. Keep moving, keep moving. Always have another initiative to drag out for the media. Always have a baby to hold.

3) Buy the media. Or, better yet, have someone who likes you buy it for you. Get bloviating blowhards to declare themselves 'regular Joes' and 'no-spin' commentators, and have them help you with #1, above.

4) Never, ever answer questions. If you get a question you don't like rephrase the question to your liking.


I'd love to offer a little contest for this. Perhaps the for the winner, I'll find out what the fifth word on the second page of the latest Harry Potter book is, since some kid in upstate NY got two pages into it before it's supposed to be relased.

Everyone else will get a picture of me in a pink dress.

Yeharr

2 Comments:

Blogger indygirl said...

From "Republicans Anxiously Watching Rove Saga " "The extreme left is once again attempting to define the modern Democratic Party by rabid partisan attacks, character assassination and endless negativity," said Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., chairman of the GOP congressional committee.

10:21 AM, July 14, 2005  
Blogger Balloon Pirate said...

One point for Indgirl!
Yay!

Yeharr

5:00 PM, July 14, 2005  

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