Sunday, September 4, 2005

Whiskey Bar: The Power of Spin

Whiskey Bar: The Power of Spin:

I've been a little distressed by the Washington Post poll, which showed the country still evenly divided on Bush, despite the shameful spectacle on display in New Orleans. Billmon, however, has comforting words:

"When the Post did its survey Friday night, the result was still something close to a draw. But public opinion tends to react to events with a lag. I wouldn't be surprised if Bush's numbers look a good deal worse in a few days, as the death toll rises and the full story of our national disgrace continues to unfold. Spin can be a powerful force, as can journalistic stupidity and the willful suspension of disbelief. But reality has a few tricks up its sleeve, too."

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